Srinagar March 12: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF on Monday paid tributes to militants killed in Hakura Anantnag gunfight.
In a statement issued to GNS, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani blamed Indian authorities and said that their “insensitivity and unconcern” is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed.
“These youths spilled their hot blood for the great and sacred cause of Kashmir and the entire nation of Kashmir is indebted to these martyrs for their ultimate sacrifice. It is the collective responsibility of the people of Kashmir and the leadership to take the ongoing movement to its ultimate realization,” Geelani said.
He said India authorities instead of taking measures to resolve long pending issue in its historical perspective, want to thrust their choice through “barrel of gun”.
On Geelani’s directions, Hurriyat leaders Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Mohammad Rafiq Owasi, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Abdul Ahad and others visited Soura Srinagar and participated in funeral prayers of slain youth Mohammad Eissa Fazili.
Mohd Ashraf Laya in his address to mourners said that “nation is duty-bound to carry the mission of martyrs to its logical end”.
Hurriyat Conference (M) in a statement issued to GNS paid glowing tributes to three youth killed in Hakura stating that the priceless sacrifices of Kashmiri youth will always be safeguarded.
Hurriyat (M) spokesperson said that Kashmiri people were still dealing with the shock of the Shopian killing by army firing when three young and educated youth were killed in an encounter.
“How long will we the people of Kashmir be shouldering the coffins of our loved ones as the fact remains that it is the policy of extreme repression and suppression by New Delhi which is pushing the young and educate youth to pick up arms as a means of resistance to it,” he said.
He said that it is because of the lingering Kashmir dispute that the region is witnessing unending bloodbath everywhere. He said that Kashmir dispute has to be addressed and resolved in its historical context either on the basis of the right to self-determination or through tripartite dialogue with the active involvement of all the stakeholders including Kashmiri people, who are the basic stakeholders of the dispute. “Delaying the issue would lead to more bloodbath in the region and nothingness else,” the spokesperson said.
Paying rich tributes to slain militants, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said, “Indian rulers and their stooges first choked every space on peaceful protest and activates and hence pushed these budding flowers to the wall and now has engaged its thousands of terrorists in uniform to kill these young Kashmirs with impunity.”
A JKLF delegation comprising of zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Zahoor Ahmad Butt visited Soura and participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant Eesa Fazli. The leaders also met with the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them, the statement said. (GNS)