Srinagar, April 09: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has paid rich tributes to eight slain youth who were killed in force’s firing at Central Kashmir’s Budgam and Ganderbal districts on April 9 last year, when people of Kashmir rejected Parliamentary polls by staying away.
The Hurriyat said that the killing of innocent eight youth would be added as a painful and one of the black chapters of Kashmir history.
The Hurriyat said that Kashmiri people have always rejected the Delhi’s plans of enacting an election drama as people have always boycotted these sham elections and tried to convey that Kashmir issue not related to holding polls but the issue of 1.25 crore people whose fate is hanging in balance due to Delhi’s forcible control. The Hurriyat said that Kashmir issue is purely political and human in nature, which can be resolved by implementing the right to self determination by allowing the people to decide their fate.
The Hurriyat said the people of Kashmir have been fighting for their birth right from 1947 in general and from 1989 in particular and that the people have rendered priceless sacrifices of life and property only to pave way for the long-lasting resolution of Kashmir issue.
The Hurriyat said that due to the iron fist policy of Delhi and its mentality of dealing people of Kashmir militarily, every lane of Kashmir is witnessing a bloodbath, and young boys are being brutally killed. It said it was because of the unabated repression in Kashmir and the reign of terror unleashed by the forces, young and educated youth of Kashmir are picking up arms as a mean of resistance as they have been pushed to the wall.
The Hurriyat strongly condemned the detention of dozens of activists of Dukhtaran-e-Milat while they were on way to Shopian to express their solidarity with the families of slain youth.
The Hurriyat also denounced the frequent cordon and search operations across South and north Kashmir where in people irrespective of their age are asked to remain outside while properties are being vandalized. It said that under these operations in various villages of Pulwama that include, Newa, Chewoora, Aswara, Malpora,Batapora, Littergam, Qalampora and Drabgaam, forces have unleashed a new wave of terror by harassing and detaining youth without any justification. The Hurriyat said these repressive measures are highly condemnable and should be stopped forthwith.