Kulgam bloodshed a ‘brazen display of human genocide’, says TeH Chief Sehrai

Srinagar: Terming the killings in Kashmir’s Kulgam district as a brazen display of human genocide, Tehreek- e- Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday said the no ‘power or repression’ can break resolve of freedom loving Kashmiris.

In a statement, Sehrai said that under a “well-planned conspiracy”, the forces in absence of any accountability, have decided to go for a full fledged war against people of Kashmir.

“The government forces have failed to suppress the Kashmiris and are now using inhuman and brazen tactics to suppress their resolve. However, the sacrifices rendered by the people won’t go waste,” he said.

Paying tributes to the people killed in Kulgam, Sehrai said that people of Kashmir were associated with a great and sacred cause and the repressive measures won’t cow-down people or resistance leadership into a submission.

“The martyrdom of these youth have put a huge responsibility on our shoulders. And it is our responsibility to honour these sacrifices and take the movement to its ongoing resistance movement to its logical end.”

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir in the aftermath of seven civilian killings in Kulgam which took place on Sunday. A powerful explosion after a gunfight in Laroo village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district in which three militants were killed led to the death of the civilians.

In Srinagar’s Old City, restrictions were clamped to foil any protests against the Kulgam killings. In Nowhatta, Rajouri Kadal, Saraf Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Gojwara, Khanyar, Safa Kadal and other areas of the Old City, armed forces were keeping a tight vigil to keep protesters at bay, witnesses said. At many places, forces have laid razor wire to restrict movement of people.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while appreciating Pakistan’s concern in the aftermath of the Kulgam carnage, however added that in order to end the appalling repression, Pakistan needs to ‘do more’.

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