Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the slaughtering of tens of thousands of Muslims in Jammu in 1947 is a brazen and most barbaric incident in the history of humankind.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said, â€œAll the areas of Jammu region witnessed the ugliest and most brutal human carnage and all streets and fields of Jammu region were flooded with blood and flesh of Muslims.â€
â€œUnder a deep and well-knit conspiracy it was announced that those willing to go to Pakistan should assemble in Jammu police lines. Hari Singh and his troops had unleashed a reign of terror and Muslim population was not only traumatized but terrified as well and the announcement to send them to Pakistan was a great relief for them,â€ Gilani said, adding, â€œThe people assembled in the said venue along with their families including women and kids and they were boarded in trucks to be taken to Samba.â€
â€œOn reaching halfway near a narrow lane, they were dragged out from the buses, young and beautiful females were taken away and the rest of people including kids were pumped with bullets. â€œReports of loot, arson, gutting down houses unabated killings poured in from every city and town of Jammu province. Females were molested and gang-raped, some of them jumped in river Chenab to save their chastity and honor.â€
â€œTowns of Kuthwa, Riasi, Udhampour and other adjoining areas were worst hit by these beasts in human skin,â€ he added. He said, â€œAfter a pause of 70 long years the mindset, thinking and the conduct of the perpetrators has remained unchanged, rather their insensitivity and irresponsive attitude has grown multi-fold.â€
Condemning the oppressive tactics of present regime while dealing with the peaceful protests he said, â€œJammu and Kashmir is a single unit and we all will collectively and unified to fight the forced rule which will be the best and glorious tribute to all victims including those of November 1947.â€
Gilani in his statement also condemned the custodial killing of a minor, a 16-year-old Qaiser Hameed Sofi son of Abdul Hameed Sofi of Ganderpora Srinagar.