Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, APHC General Secretary and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has slammed Indian media for its biased reporting on Kashmir.Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said that a couple of days ago, a youth was tied in an unconscious state to the bonnet of an army jeep as a human shield but the bigoted Indian media kept mum over the incident. â€œThis shows the rotten mentality of Indian media. Why didnâ€™t it report the two CRPF troops shooting from point-blank range at a youth and killing of eight youth on April 9,â€ he added.Shabbir Shah urged the international media and leaders to take serious notice of the excesses committed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. He said that the Kashmiri people by boycotting elections gave their verdict and now their aspirations needed to be respected. â€œIndia should understand that Kashmiri youth have now awakened and that all its machinations are bound to fail,â€ he said.Terming the election boycott as referendum against India, the APHC leader said, if New Delhi and its local partners have any doubt about it, they should agree to go for referendum in the territory and the results would be acceptable for us.The DFP Chairman hailed the role of resistance leadership, youth, intellectuals, and imams of mosques in puncturing the balloon of the election drama of New Delhi and its collaborators. Shabbir Shah also condemned the use of excessive force against the students of Government Degree College, Pulwama, saying Indian forces have been given a free hand to unleash a reign of terror wherever they wish.
Dozens of students have been injured in teargas shelling by forces, he added.
Meanwhile, the DFP Secretary General, Maulana Abdullah Tari, and Hurriyet leader, Molvi Bashir Ahmad along with a delegation visited Baramulla and expressed solidarity with the family of Mohammad Ashraf Chalkoo on the demise of his brother.