ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Sunday strongly condemned the statement of Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat against civilian protestors in the territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said that the Indian army has declared a full-scale war on the civilian population to silence the freedom voices and demand for birthright to self-determination.
He said General Rawat’s statement that “Army is enough to ensure that Kashmir remains part of India” is actually an admission that without military might India cannot occupy Kashmir.
Ashraf Sehrai said that the cordon and search operations have become the daily routine of Indian forces in the territory and apart from killing and slaughtering Kashmiris, such operations have not only made the social lives hell but have destroyed the properties as well. Nowadays, the forces have gone to such an extent that they destroy the properties of the masses day in and day out under the garb of cordon and search operations, he added.
Denouncing the forces’ action in Shopian and Kulgam, where more than 40 people got injured, including some women, Sehrai said that beating people, vandalising properties and torturing youth has become a daily affair of the forces in Kashmir with complete impunity.