Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi, G.N War and others have strongly denounced the killing of Qazigund youth, Abdul Basit by Indian forces.

The Hurriyet leaders in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said the forces opened pellet gun firing and shelling on the peaceful protesters in which Abdul Basit was killed and dozens others injured in the area. They also condemned the use of force on peaceful protesters of Shopian in which more than 100 persons were injured.

They said that before the arrival of All Party delegation from India, the whole Kashmir was converted into a big jail. They said: “We are not against talks but as long all three principal parties will not participate in talks it will not bear fruit.

The Hurriyet leaders said that the most peaceful and democratic way to settle the Kashmir dispute was to give Kashmiri people the right to self-determination, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

They said Kashmir is witnessing the worst kind of Indian state terrorism as more than 80 people have been killed and thousands injured by forces in the last two months.