Hurriyet leaders condemns Indian troops torturing Sopore family

Hurriyet leaders condemns Indian troops torturing Sopore family

ISLAMABAD: Hurriyet leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the subjecting of the members of a family including women in Bomai area of Sopore to severe torture by Indian Army personnel.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar expressed solidarity with the victim family, KMS reported.

He said, "Indian forces enjoy backing of their masters and as such are harassing and intimidating civilians. They are following the Doval Doctrine and are accountable to none."

Syed Ali Gilani also rejected the filing of case by police against Indian Army saying the role of police and their track record in past had always been doubtful in such incidents.

The police on Tuesday filed a case against the army for torturing four female members of a family including an MBBS student at Bomai in Sopore area of Baramulla district.

"Till now, not a single culprit has been brought to book and it is an attempt to cool down people's anger and hush up the case," he said. "There seems to be no letup until these cases are investigated by impartial agencies. There is every apprehension that these incidents will be repeated and will go unnoticed," he added.

Other Hurriyet leaders and organizations including Zamruda Habib, Farida Bahanji, Muhammad Abdullah Tari, Farooq Ahmed Tawheedi, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo and Voice of Victims in their statements also denounced the incident, terming it as the worst example of Indian state terrorism. They appealed to the world human rights bodies to take notice of the brutalities committed by Indian forces on the people of occupied Kashmir.

The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) of occupied Kashmir in a statement in Srinagar condemning the thrashing of the female members of the family demanded action against the Indian soldiers involved in the incident. (APP)