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JKLF condemns rape and brutal Killings in Kashmir

London (June 06, 2009) Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front –JKLF- has strongly condemned the arbitrary custodial and house arrests of many senior Kashmiri leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah, Yasin Malik, Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Salim Nanji, Sheikh Mohammad Afzal and many others by the Indian occupation forces. Head of the JKLF Diplomatic Committee Prof. Zafar Khan called upon the international community to ensure safety and dignity of people of Kashmir, especially in view of the rape and murder of two Kashmiri women and brutal killing of Nisar Ahmed Mir at the hands of India's occupation forces in the territory. The oppression and draconian measures by India will not dampen the struggle for right to self determination and national dignity by the masses. In a press statement issued in London, he condemned in strongest possible terms the rape and molestation of two Kashmiri women and their ruthless killing in Shopian and also killing of Nisar Ahmad Mir who was hit by tear smoke canister in his head on Monday evening and died on Thursday morning. JKLF has asked the international community to speak out for the increasing plight of Kashmiri people and stop India’s genocide in Kashmir.

In a separate statement issued from Trehagm, Kashmir, JKLF Senior Vice Chairman, Sheikh Mohammed Afzal whose movement has been restricted by the occupational forces has also condemned the killing of Nisar Ahmed Mir and rape and molestation of Kashmiri women and the subsequent beating of around 50 women in the Shopian district of Kashmir. Sheikh Afzal said that people are not allowed to hold peaceful demonstrations anywhere. He called on the Indian Government and especially the ruling National Conference of the state to halt the human rights abuse in Kashmir. He reminded the government of their pledge of zero-tolerance on human rights abuse in the state during the recent Indian parliamentary elections

Zafar Sharif,
JKLF Diplomatic Committee


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