Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Tuesday staged protest demonstrations in summer capital Srinagar against civilian killings by forces action in south Kashmir.
Dozens of KEA members raised pro-Kashmir slogans and demanded an end to what they called as “genocide of Kashmiri people” during a protest at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower ) in Lal Chowk.
KEA members led by Co-chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar took to the streets at Lal Chowk and protested against the death of civilians in security force action in Kulgam and Shopian districts.
Shouting anti-government slogans, the protestors demanded action against the security force personnel responsible for the deaths.
KEA, Co-chairman, Farooq Ahmed Dar while talking to media said, “We have assembled here to condemn the civilian killings that have been on rising since the last 20 days. We are being oppressed by the forces and central government and the oppression has been endless.”
Dar stated that the situation will get worse if the process of civilian killings won’t be stopped by the state and central government.
“We had great expectations over the Governor, we thought that there would be a slight improvement in the situation here but unfortunately the situation has gone from bad to worse,” he said.
He asserted that there will be no solution without any dialogue and pellets, bullets are no way any solution to this endless conflict.
“The number of injured civilians at SMHS hospitals is way too high and people hit the streets to protest peacefully because of the high intensity of oppression they have witnessed. It is unfortunate on our part that we are not allowed to demand our rights,” he added.
Demanding human rights, Dar said that they appeal UNO to intervene in the matter and as he hopes UNO will play a key role to stop civilian killings in Kashmir.