Friday, September 14, 2007

Shawl condemns cold-blooded murder

Shawl condemns cold-blooded murder

London, September 13 (KMS): In London, the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre Professor Nazir Ahmed Shawl has condemned in strong terms the cold-blooded murder of a college student by Indian troops at Handwara in occupied Kashmir.

In a statement, Shawl said that the recent killing of an innocent student Muhammad Ramzan Shah is an eye-opener to the world human rights groups. He said this is not the first case of human rights abuse by Indian army, which he added, has been using Kashmiri youth as human shields since 1989. He said such gross human rights violations would only stop if India demilitarises Jammu and Kashmir immediately. 

Shawl appealed the international community and world human rights organizations to take serious notice of such a gruesome murder. The appalling human rights scenario in occupied Kashmir suggests that India is not interested in a conclusive dialogue. 

The Kashmiri leader stressed that any forward movement on addressing the Kashmir dispute through the means of the ongoing Pak-India dialogue process, could only be made with the inclusion of Kashmiris in the negotiation process. 

Shawl also paid glowing tributes to the martyred student and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.

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