Srinagar: Indian armed forces have once again demonstrated their unruly and inhuman behavior by shooting down five unarmed civilians in Shopian and proved it that they are immune from every legal and moral accountability and can kill any innocent civilian at their whim, said Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement.
The statement added that the Indian Supreme court’s order of staying legal proceedings in an FIR in Shopian police station has given a boost to them resulting in killing of four more unarmed civilian youths.
“Which law allows any authority, military or civil, to give extra-judicial punishments that too by labeling unarmed civilians as Over Ground Workers (OGW’s) for justifying their brutal inhuman acts?,” the statement questioned.
Jama’at-e-Islami while strongly condemning this ruthless and barbaric act of Indian armed forces has appealed International Human Rights groups to come forward and take proper steps to save the oppressed people of Kashmir from the worst form of ‘state-terrorism’ which they are facing since 1990.
“The local judicial system has failed to safeguard the human rights of the Kashmiri people because of indifferent and arrogant approach of the state administration and also because of intervention of the Supreme Court of India in thwarting the normal legal proceedings against the erring armed forces personnel,” the statement concluded.