Strongly condemning the grave pellet injury to the 19-month-old Hiba of Shopian district, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik Tuesday asked what was the fault of the little angel that her eye-sight was snatched.
Meanwhile, JRL leaders and activists staged a protest against the “killing spree” stating that people are giving priceless sacrifices for the only cause of right to self determination.
In a statement here, the JRL said that was the 19-month-old Hiba carrying any gun or stone that she was snatched of her eyesight by pellets. “Was 15-year-old Muskaan a terrorist that her life was snatched by showering bullets? Delhi should remember that they cannot suppress Kashmiri by oppression,” the leaders said while condemning the unending killing cycle by forces in nook and corner of Kashmir.
“Meadows and mountains, rivers and lakes of Kashmir have been turned red by spilling the blood of innocent Kashmiris who are asking for their right to self-determination which has been guaranteed to them by the United Nations and pledged by Indian leaders like MK Ghandi and Jawahar Lal Nehru,” the leaders said.
“Delhi’s mindset has gone berserk in Kashmir and it is slaughtering humans at will without any remorse or repentance. Our young men and boys are falling to the Indian bullets and residential houses and properties to its explosives and chemicals,” the leaders said. “To justify their crimes against humanity, dub slain Kashmiris as terrorists is outrageous.”
“ We want to ask a question to rulers and Governor in Kashmir that why was the eyesight of Hiba snatched by pellets. Was she a terrorist or stone thrower or even an agitator? We want to ask them about the crime of 15-year-old Muskaan Jan who was gunned down by forces. Was she carrying a gun or a stone at the time she was showered with bullets?”
Leaders said that Delhi and their authorities in J&K have unleashed and expedited the “reign of terror and massacres in a bid to defeat Kashmiri resistance.”
Meanwhile, leaders and activists from Joint resistance leadership (JRL) gathered at Koker-Bazar Lal Chowk and staged a peaceful protest against ongoing slaughter of Kashmiris by forces especially.
Meanwhile, The government has ordered inquiry into an incident in which 19-month-old Hiba Jan’s right eye suffered extensive damage due to pellet ammunition fired by government forces on November 25 in Shopian district.
The government inquiry was announced three days after the incident that triggered widespread outrage.
“I have ordered an inquiry into the incident,” K Vijay Kumar, security advisor to the J&K governor, told Kashmir Post.
“Responsibility will be fixed,” Kumar said while terming the incident unfortunate and said that during the inquiry, circumstances and other related factors will be looked into.
He said that Hiba will undergo another surgery after some days and they are in touch with medical authorities.
“I talked to the principal Government Medical College Srinagar and have asked her to provide the kid the best possible treatment,” Kumar said.
“I have been told she will undergo another intervention in coming days and things are being monitored.”