Jammu & Kashmir

2021 was lost to ‘killings, bloodshed and violence’ in JK, says Hurriyat

An armed forces personnel deployed near Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Srinagar: Hurriyat conference on Wednesday said that the year 2021 was lost to “killings, bloodshed, and violence” in Jammu and Kashmir and it is a result of the lingering Kashmir conflict.

“As the year 2022 begins, each day since its beginning, precious human lives of young boys killed in operations are being lost, which is extremely sad,” the Hurriyat spokesman said in a statement.

The Hurriyat said that the lingering conflict continues to consume lives on all sides bringing only pain and sorrow with it.

“It has been seventy-five years since JK was forcibly divided, its people separated by an artificial line, giving birth to the Kashmir issue. The issue continues to remain unresolved, despite UN resolutions, wars, and bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan. In the meantime people of JK continue to bear the brunt and suffer,” it said.

The statement added, “Hurriyat firmly believes and has repeatedly been advocating since its formation, that violence killings and hostility in the region will end if engagement for deliberations among the concerned parties is given a chance, gradually paving the way for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir conflict”.

“Force, repression, propaganda, and underhandedness as a state policy being pursued in JK, in the long run, will only be counterproductive and fatal,” the statement ends.


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