Jamaat-e-Islami and High Court Bar Association have condemned the excesses by Indian troops on civilian population in Shopian district.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “The vandalism was perpetrated by Indian forces against the civilians in Wehel and Turkawangam areas Shopian district without any justification”.
“These unruly forces also subjected to torture a number of people, mostly youth thereby injuring scores of them. Some of the victims have received grievous injuries,” the statement said. The Jamaat-e-Islami said that the graph of atrocities was constantly going up after the Indian army chief justified the forces’ atrocities during the recently held so-called election drama in the territory. Meanwhile, Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) at a meeting in Srinagar denounced the Indian troops’ forceful entry into the house of a mujahid and beating of his family members, including his cancer patient brother and ransacking of the household at Sopat in Kulgam District. “The Bar Association feels that in every districts of Kashmir especially in Shopian and Kulgam, the forces have gone berserk, as they are often cordoning the villages in these two districts, during the dead of the night and after entering the houses, they beat the inmates and damage and destroy their belongings,” the Bar said. Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement Chairman Mohammad Shafi Lone In a statement said that the occupational forces were deliberately launching cordon operations during night or Iftar time to provoke people. On the other hand, Hurriyat leaders Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, Muhammad Ahsaan Untoo and Ghulam Nabi War in their joint statement expressed grief over the sad demise the father of two martyrs — Abdul Majeed Butt. Hurriyet leaders Javaid Ahmad Mir and Bilal Siddiqui in their statements also expressed similar views over the death of of Abdul Majeed Butt. A Hurriyet delegation led by Shakeelur Rehman visited Tapper area of Patten to greet Kashmiri scholar Gulzar ahmad Butt, who spent 16 long years in illegal detention in a fake case.