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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemns the brutal murder of innocent Merajuddin Shah by CPRF

Srinagar; 14-05-2020: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir led by incarcerated Chairman Mirwaiz Dr Umar Farooq expressed deep grief and sorrow at the cold blooded murder of 24 year old Merajuddin Shah of Budgam, killed by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the holy month of Ramadan and strongly condemned it.

APHC said the details of the killing where the youth was shot at point blank range in his car and his uncle travelling with him severely injured is chilling and inhuman to say the least . For the past thirty years Kashmir keeps witnessing such brutality from time to time with no accountability.

APHC said at a time when the entire world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic for the people of Kashmir the pandemic is only an addition to the already existing uncertainty and fear that people are subjected to live under for the past decades. Leadership is under arrest while thousands of youth and Kashmiris from various walks of life are languishing in Indian jails, local media under tremendous pressure and there is a repeated internet and communication gag.

APHC demanded that the perpetrators of this brutal crime should be held accountable and punished. It also condemned the excessive use of force on people protesting this gruesome killing.

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