Srinagar,February 21 107, CNS: Remembering the Kunan Poshpora mass rape victims on their 26th anniversary, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah,on Monday said Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing such a heinous crime.
In a statement issued to press, Shah said both Indian and state judiciary has failed in providing justice to victims while as culprits continue to roam scot-free. He also termed the silence maintained over the mass rape incident by state administration and pro-India politicians as “worst kind of opportunism”.
“It is out of question to expect any kind of action against culprits by these power hungry politicians," he said, adding, "We have to boycott such politicians who are responsible for our suffering."
Shah appealed the humanists across the world to take notice of the crimes committed by Indian occupational forces in Jammu and Kashmir and how these forces use rape as a war tool in this disputed territory.
Expressing solidarity with the victims, Shah said the incident was “unfortunate and horrible part of our history”. He said delaying and denying justice only boosts the morale of criminals and further subjugates the weak and victim. “Such incidents are due to our slavery. Indian forces showed their cheap character by committing many shameful crimes like Kunan Poshpora, thereby inflicting a never-ending torment to the victims,” he said.
Shah reiterated his appeal to world bodies to hold Indian forces accountable for their worst crimes against the people of Jammu Kashmir.
Hailing those civil society groups fighting the legal case for such victims, Shah said we don't expect any kind of justice from the so-called administration.
Shabir Ahmad Shah also paid tributes to a youth martyred eight years ago in Bomai saying we are indebted to the sacrifices of our martyrs and committed to take their mission of freedom forward.
Meanwhile, police has arrested Freedom Party activist Mushtaq Ahmad of Ganderbal from his residence. Earlier, they had arrested his brother in law.
The party spokesperson strongly condemned the arbitrary arrests saying such repressive measures won't break our resolve.
"There is lawlessness prevailing in the state," the spokesperson added. (CNS