Separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir condemn Mumbai serial blasts

09:08, July 15, 2011      

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Separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir Thursday condemned the serial blasts in India's financial hub - Mumbai Wednesday evening that killed 17 people and wounded 131 others.

Chairman of the hardline faction of Hurriyat (freedom) Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani strongly denounced the blasts and termed it a worst terror incident.

Geelani expressed a profound grief and sorrow over the killing of innocent persons in these blasts.

"Whosoever is involved in these blasts with whatever objectives are sheer murderers of humanity and deserve to be given exemplary punishment," a statement quoted Geelani as saying. " Such inhuman acts can never be justified by any reason."

While terming terror threats in India alarming, the veteran separatist said the Indian authorities should think over the increasing threats and chalk out a policy to do with it.

"To block Mumbai like happenings, think tanks should meet over the issue and chalk out the remedies which can stop terror," Geelani said.

Chairman of a moderate faction of Hurriyat (freedom) Conference faction Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, too, has condemned the Mumbai serial blasts, saying such incidents are orchestrated to derail the dialogue process between India and Pakistan.

"We are saddened by the huge loss of life in the Mumbai blasts and condemn it," said Farooq. "Spilling the blood of innocents, be it in Mumbai, Palestine, Karachi or Kashmir is a shameful and inhuman act," the Mirwaiz said.

Farooq said such incidents are aimed at creating hurdles in the dialogue process and those involved in the killing of innocent people "are enemies of humanity".

Authorities meanwhile have put the region on high alert and beefed up security in twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu, besides other vulnerable places to thwart any possible militant attack.

The police and India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have intensified security apparatus outside railway stations, airports, bus terminals and crowded markets. Security has also been alerted along the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway for the safety of pilgrims and tourists vehicles.

In the region the annual pilgrimage to the holy Hindu shrine of Amarnath is going on and thousands of devotees mainly from Indian states are visiting the region. Also a huge number of tourists are thronging the tourist destinations to spend vacations.

The pilgrimage has previously been targeted by militant groups fighting New Delhi's rule in the region.

A guerrilla war is also going on between militants and the Indian troops stationed in the region since 1989. Separatists in the region are demanding an end of New Delhi's rule.

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