In occupied Kashmir, parents of teenagers and youth killed by Indian troops during 2010 uprising in Kashmir staged a march in Srinagar to express solidarity with the families of seven Amarnath Yatris killed in a mysterious attack in Islamabad district on July 10.
According to media sources, the march was held under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010.’ Those who participated in the march also included fathers of three teenagers— Tufail Mattoo, Umar Qayoom and Wamiq Farooq, who were killed by Indian troops in 2010 uprising. Holding placards demanding justice for the civilians killed by Indian troops, the parents condemned the killings of yatris saying “killing of one innocent person is the killing of entire humanity regardless of the religion or region one belongs to.” “We stand in solidarity with the families of the deceased. Having lost our loved ones, we can understand the pain that they are going through”, said Abdul Qayoom, father of slain teenager Umar Qayoom. They also condemned selective condemnation by the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti regarding the killings of civilians. “Every innocent life matters. While the CM has rightly condemned the killings of Amarnath Yatris, there is a criminal silence on her part regarding the killings of the civilians by the Indian forces,” said Ashraf Mattoo, father of slain teenager Tufail Mattoo, whose killing triggered 2010 uprising.