Prominent Pakistani-Canadian politician and Islamic scholar Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has slammed the Indian Army over the killings in south Kashmir on Sunday.
“I am deeply saddened by the killings in the occupied territory, I express solidarity with the families of the deceased,” Qadri, who heads the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) said.
“They (the Indian Army) have made life hell for the people of Kashmir under the guise of searches,” Qadri was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.
Qadri said the Indian Army was violating international law, and urged rights groups to unite. “Why are local and international rights organisations quiet,” he asked.
“Is the United Nations waiting for World War III,” the PAT chief said. “The Kashmiri struggle for independence is that of expression,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kashmiri leaders across the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday rapped the killing of 17 persons, including 13 militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday, and said region-wide demonstrations will be organised to condemn the carnage.