Srinagar, June 30: Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday paid tributes to the armed youth killed in a gunfight in Chatpora Pulwama on Friday and also the killing of a 14-year-old boy Faizan Poswal near the encounter site.
A League spokesperson Sajad Ayobi in a statement issued to GNS said: “the sacrifices offered by the youth are the priceless assets for the ongoing freedom movement and it was because of the lingering Kashmir issue, the region is witnessing bloodshed each passing day”.
The spokesperson said that League general secretary Mohammad Rafiq Ganaie led a delegation comprising Abdul Rasheed Khan, Mohammad Riyaz Ahmad, Mir Muhammad Yousuf, Sajad Ahmad Dar, Ghulam Nabi, to Ladu Pampore and Chogal Handwara where they offered funeral prayers and extended heartfelt condolence to the family members of the slain.
Addressing the condolence gathering, Ganaie said, “All these martyrs had conveyed a message that Kashmiri people would never surrender despite all atrocities and excesses perpetrated by the troops.”
“India has declared a war against innocent people, all powers have been conferred to forces in order to suppress the people and their struggle through gun and pellet so the people could surrender and come out for voting in upcoming elections which is impossible,” he added.
Ganaie appealed the United Nations, international bodies, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to take notice of this “lawlessness” in Kashmir. (GNS)