Srinagar, 17 April: On the directions of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation visited the residence of slain Amir Hamid Lone of Chattergul Kangan in Ganderbal district who was injured during the funeral of another slain youth and later succumbed at SKIMS.
A statement issued to GNS said the delegation, comprising Ghulam Nabi Zaki, Abdur Rashid Untoo, Ghulam Nabi Najar, Jaffar Kashmiri and Sahil Ahmed War, condoled the demise of Amir and expressed solidarity with his parents while as Mirwaiz, who continues to remain under house arrest, spoke to slain Amir’s father Abdul Hameed Lone over phone and expressed his condolence and sympathy with the family.
Mirwaiz while speaking to Amir’s father stated that the sacrifices offered by people of Kashmir would not go in vain and that the leadership and people of entire Kashmir are committed to safeguard these sacrifices and take the mission of martyrs to its logical conclusion.
The delegation while paying rich tributes to slain Amir stated that killings of young boys of Kashmir are unacceptable. The delegation said under a well-planned conspiracy, forces are given unbridled powers and are selectively killing young boys to push the people and resistance leadership into a submission.
The delegation said that the “iron-fist” policy of New Delhi and the “ultimate repression” has failed on the ground to break the resolve of people of Kashmir, who have always shown a tremendous committed towards the ongoing movement. The delegation said that the hot blood spilled by the youth of Kashmir will never go in vain.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the amalgam strongly condemned the use of force against the school going students in Lolab and Sopore terming it the highhandedness of police and other forces. “Using brute force including tear gas on the young students including female ones reflects the frustration on part of the rulers, who have already pushed the young generation of Kashmir to the wall by blocking all means of peaceful protests,” he said.
The spokesperson said that using force to disallow the student and people’s protest has become a routine in Kashmir which is an irony. (GNS)