Anantnag, 25 April: The Chairman of Ummat e Islami and Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir paid glowing tributes to the slain rebels Killed in the Tral Encounter. He said that the youth of Kashmir have taken the movement to new heights and now it is a collective responsibility of us all to take the movement to its only conclusion- Freedom from India.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said that Dr Ajaz Rasool of Khrewan- Kulgam is innocent and has no distant affiliation with Militancy. The Doctor’s arrest proves that the Indian Government has declared a war against every Kashmiri. “Arresting the noblest profession doing man is nothing, but a symbol that everyone in Kashmir, be it a combatant or non combatant is dealt in the same way,” Mirwaiz Yasir said. He said the doctor should be immediately released and allowed to carry on his professional duties.
Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir also demanded the release of Javaid Ahmed Matoo a teacher hailing from Ganjipora area in Khudwani of South Kashmir’s Kulgam District. He said Javaid is an innocent teacher and has no affiliation with anyone. “The same fact can be verified from his colleagues who have come out in defense of Javaid saying that he has never even spoken of politics,” Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said. Saying that Javaid was arrested on Saturday because he is the maternal uncle of an arrested Militant he demanded his immediate release. “The teacher has been detained in Aamnoo camp which is merely a torture centre,” he said.
He also demanded the immediate release of boys who have been arrested in Pulwama during nocturnal raids and said measures like such cannot pacify the anger on streets but further intensify it. “Continuous arrests of youth can only push them to pick guns as we have seen in the past,” Mirwaiz Yasir said.
While addressing the party’s monthly convention he also prayed for the wife of Ghulam Muhammad Safi, convener Hurriyat Conference (Pakistan chapter). He expressed heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family. Special prayers were also conducted for the deceased.