Indian rulers responsible for explosive situation in JK: Sumji

Srinagar, July 9: Blaming Indian rulers for “chaotic” and “explosive” situation in the State, Hurriyat Conference (G) general secretary Gh Nabi Sumji on Monday said “the disputed region has been turned into a police state and a butcher house where people are killed mercilessly and detained on frivolous charges.”

“They are carrying genocide under a well thought out plan,” Sumji said adding that people in the state are peacefully pursuing their right to self-determination

According to a statement issued to, Sumji was addressing mourners in Howra Redwani Kulgam where three youth including a teenage girl Andleeb was killed in forces’ shootout.

Paying tributes to slain youth Shakir Ahmad Khandey, Irshad Majid and Andleeb, Sumji said, “It is a very heart-wrenching incident and we want to ask the international community that we are being killed and what is the reason that instead of coming to our rescue, you are maintaining silence.”

“They are showering bullets and pellets over innocent and unarmed people, and New Delhi is desperate to force us to submission. It is impossible and no amount of force or arbitrary measures will deter us from pursuing our cherished mission,” the Hurriyat (G) general secretary said.

He paid heartfelt tributes to slain youth and extended his condolences to the grieved families,

Meanwhile, Sumji while decrying the arrest and shifting of DeM chief Aasiya Andrabi, her two associates including Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi, said, “It is extremely unwise to deny political space and muzzle genuine voices. It is highly deplorable that even women political leaders and activists are booked against frivolous and fake charges. India and its stooges have crossed all limits.”

Sumji appealed organizations for human rights to take cognizance of the plight of Kashmiri detainees.

Condemning the detention of resistance leaders, Sumji said, “People particularly the youth are being detained and there seems no let-up in killing and harassment of civilians in the state. The innocent and peaceful people are being arrested, harassed and humiliated during crackdowns.” (GNS)

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