APHC Condemns Ongoing Violence in Indian-Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

APHC Condemns Ongoing Violence in Indian-Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir

June 13, 2024 Off By Sharp Media

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has voiced grave concerns over the recent surge in killings and arrests in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The APHC spokesperson, Adv Abdul Rashid Minhas, denounced the military operations and anti-Kashmir policies pursued by the Indian BJP government, asserting that these approaches have failed to address the underlying dispute.

Minhas emphasized that India had ample opportunities to improve the situation in IIOJK and foster peace and progress in South Asia. Instead, the region has witnessed continued unrest and violence, exacerbating tensions and grievances among the local population.

The APHC spokesperson paid tribute to two youths allegedly killed in a staged encounter in Kathua district, as well as Imtiaz Ahmed Pala, a civilian who reportedly died in Indian custody on June 4, 2024. These incidents underscore the humanitarian toll of the ongoing conflict in the region.

Highlighting the resilience of Kashmiris, Minhas reiterated that they are willing to sacrifice for their freedom and rights. He urged the international community to intervene and put an end to what he described as unjustified killings and human rights abuses in IIOJK.

The spokesperson noted with alarm the escalating violence in IIOJK, citing a recent report that documented eight Kashmiri deaths in May 2024 alone due to Indian military actions. Since August 5, 2019, more than 875 people have reportedly lost their lives at the hands of Indian security forces in the occupied territory.

The conflict in IIOJK dates back decades, with the APHC highlighting that since January 1989, a staggering 96,308 Kashmiris have been martyred. The ongoing violence is viewed by the APHC as a tool of intimidation and terrorization under India’s illegal occupation.

Calling for international intervention, the APHC appealed to the civilized world to intervene and halt what it termed as the senseless killings in IIOJK. The organization emphasized the responsibility of the global community to uphold human rights and protect civilians caught in conflict zones.

The APHC’s condemnation of the recent killings and arrests in Indian-occupied Kashmir reflects ongoing tensions and humanitarian concerns in the region. As the conflict persists, the calls for justice and international intervention grow louder, emphasizing the need for a peaceful resolution and respect for the rights of the Kashmiri people.