Islamabad: President Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Altaf Ahmad Bhat while paying his tribute to four young Kashmiris – Tariq, Muzaffar, Umar and Sajjad – martyred in a fresh act of Indian state-terrorism in Islamabad district of occupied Kashmir, said that Indian occupation troops under the guise of cordon and search operations are deliberately targeting the young Kashmiris by falsely painting them as terrorists.
He added that the people of occupied Kashmir are leading a peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination and liberation from Indian occupation, which is an inalienable right of every human being.
JKSM president Strongly condemning these acts of cowardice, he said that despite the lockdown already in place, Indian forces have sealed off the entry and exit points in Watrigam, Achabal and Islamabad areas of occupied Kashmir. These actions, he said, are further making the lives of the local populace miserable and tightening the noose around them.
Condemning the ongoing lockdown in occupied Kashmir, Altaf Ahmad Bhat demanded that this illegal and inhumane lockdown be brought to an end and the people living there may be given access to basic amenities and essential health facilities. “India has created a false impression of normalcy in occupied Kashmir which the world is not buying into. The lives of Kashmiri Muslims living in IOJK have been brought to a brutal and unjust halt. This occupational lockdown in the name of security must end now”, he maintained.
Altaf Ahmad Bhat denounced the false charges framed by a Terrorists and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court against Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and his associates. He said that the charges made against Yasin Malik, in this 30-year old concocted case, were biased and spoke of the Indian government’s insecurities.