The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while strongly condemning the unprovoked police firing on protesters at Mendhar in Poonch, has said that the occupation authorities have given a licence to Indian police and troops to kill innocent civilians in occupied Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the use of indiscriminate force on peaceful protesters in Mendhar, that left five people dead and scores critically injured, was yet another instance of the puppet administration seeking revenge upon the people, determined to achieve their freedom. "This should be an eye-opener for all the civilised nations of the word," he added. The APHC Chairman said that Indian rulers had failed to curb the liberation movement through force and were resorting to kill the innocent and peaceful demonstrators. He denounced undemocratic curbs imposed by the authorities on media and urged the Indian civil society, human rights groups and international community to take notice of the worsening human rights situation in the occupied territory. He also flayed the imposition of curfew in the territory, adding that it had led to an acute shortage of essential commodities.