Hilal War Calls for Shutdown in Kunanposhpora on February 23

Srinagar, Feb 22 (KNB): People’s Political Party (PPP), Chairman and senior Hurriyat leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has appealed the people and tradesmen of Kunan and Poshpora twin villages of Kupwara to observe complete shutdown on February 23 on the occasion of 27th anniversary of Kunan- Poshpora mass rape incident.

War in a statement stated that “It gives me immense pain to state that about 27 years ago, our wounded paradise the valley of Kashmir witnessed one of the worst ever human rights violations in the human history committed by the Indian army known as the infamous Kunan-Poshpora mass rape. The honor of large number of women of this village on 23 February 1991 was chastised and molested by the occupying forces.”

Hilal Ahmad War has asked State Government to reopen the Kunanposhpora mass rape case so that the perpetrators’ of this heinous crime are punished in order to meet the ends of justice. He appealed the people and Tradesmen of Kunanposhpora to observe complete shutdown on February 23 in the adjoining areas of Kunanposhpora, Kupwara as a mark of protest against this inhuman and heinous crime. (KNB)

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