Geelani, Sehrai pays tribute to slain Bijbehara militants
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Geelani, Sehrai pays tribute to slain Bijbehara militants
 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)


Srinagar, November 23 (KNO) : Paying tributes to six slain militants killed in a fierce gun battle, in Bijbihara, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that “barbarism and brutality of India has crossed all the limits, pushing the youth to the extreme and then legalizing their killings.” Geelani in a statement issued to KNO said that “for the last 71 years, we have seen only the brutal face of India, lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, have only shouldered the coffins of our dear ones, suffered only death and destruction all around,” He said that “this gloomy situation has forced our highly qualified and professionals to fight back and pay the oppressor in the same coin. They prefer to be a rebellion than to live a life of slavery.” “Pro-freedom people will always miss the sharp, focused and fertile brains as these shining diamonds and their unparalleled commitment is a great treasure of any nation particularly oppressed and suppressed like us. We are unfortunate that we lose them so early as their un-dented dedication and visionary intellect would help to streamline our movement,” he said. “Our generation next is fully conscious of the hazards and ill effects of slavery and they are on the forefront of the struggle to liberate their land,” he said, adding that “the commitment and unparallel sacrifices of youth put a huge obligation and responsibility on, not only leaders but common people as well, not to even think of any compromise or betrayal.” “Election drama and its multi faced actors pretend to be our saviors to fetch them votes in the name of basic necessities, but in reality they are the people who strengthen the unholy bond of slavery, so nation as a whole should desist from any support to them,” he said. He appealed the youth to strictly follow the glorious path of Quran and Sunnah, have unity and discipline, not fall prey to sectarian conflicts and honestly and sincerely contribute to the ongoing movement in whatever way they can. Meanwhile, as per the program announced earlier by the JRL, protests after congregational Friday prayers were held against the killings in the Valley particularly cold-blooded murder of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah in various parts of the valley. Hurriyat Conference leaders and workers including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Sidiqui, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Khawaja Firdous, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Ab. Rashid Lone, Showkat Ahmad, Arshad Ahmad, Ashiq Hussain and other hundreds workers and youth held the protest demonstrations at Hyderpora and Rambheelgad. On the occasion, leaders strongly condemning the act and said that “Indian democracy is shredding its every fiber and stands completely exposed here in Kashmir.” They said that “bullets tear apart every Kashmiri irrespective of age, sex or status and the only difference is that killing of our mujahedeen is owned and celebrated, while as political leaders and workers are killed under the banner of unidentified.” They further said that “under the patronage of agencies and forces, these guns have long back been recognized by the Kashmiries and people cannot be deceived by government narratives.” “Indian military might and its lusty henchmen have miserably failed to contain the pro-freedom sentiment and people’s commitment, that is why they have stooped so low to act upon the kill list prepared 2 years ago, so that sincere and dedicated leaders, workers and sympathizers are gunned in cold-blood in broad-day-light and deceitfully escaping the blame,” he said. Leaders reiterated “their stand that such cowardly and inhuman acts: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohd Ashraf Sehrai on Friday said that the south Kashmir belt has been subjected to ‘ruthless military offensive and the cost has been devastating, in terms of innocent human casualties as well as infrastructure’. “Kashmiris have been slaughtered with the most horrible weapons, including bulldozing and demolish their homes over their heads. The people of Kashmir were being victimized to quell their struggle for realization of their legitimate right to self-determination,” Sehrai said in a statement issued to KNO. \He also paid tributes to the slain Bijbehara militants and expressed pain and grief and prayed for the patience of the grieved families. Sehrai said, “The supreme sacrifices of our sons are the biggest human investment of our ongoing freedom struggle. The priceless sacrifices of Kashmiri youth will always be safeguarded.” Chairman TeH said that “Indian machinery has shamelessly used all kinds of oppressive policies to silence the voice and destroy the will of Kashmiri people through use of torture, arbitrary arrests and unlawful killing of thousands of innocent civilians including women and children that are indicative of war crimes.” “Indian government and its predecessors have ruthlessly implemented a systematic and comprehensive military, political, religious, economic, and cultural onslaught with the intent to destroy, demoralize and silence the legitimate demand of freedom from occupation,” he said, adding that but “the way Kashmiri people have remained firm and steadfast in their just movement for right to self determination despite facing colossal persecution and atrocities of all sorts at the hands of Indian troops is really commendable and beyond imagination.” Sehrai asked world community to take notice of HR violations in occupied valley and urges to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UNSC resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people. Meanwhile, Sehrai strongly condemned the ‘terror’ act in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, in which more than 30 people were killed and injuring over 40. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. He called the perpetrators as the enemies of peace in Pakistan. Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders headed by General Secretary Ameer Hamzah Shah and accompanied by Mohd Rafiq Owaisi, Mehraj Din Rabbani, Imtiyaz Haider, Rameez Raja participated in the protest demonstration held at Sarai Bala Srinagar over the killing of Mir Hafizullah. In his speech, Ameer Hamzah strongly condemned this barbaric act and blamed hidden hands who have govt patronage behind this murder. He said “before this incident Mir Hafizullah brought it to the notice of concerned police station and his party Chairman that his life is in danger. He was getting threatening calls but police ignored his complaint.” Moreover, General Sec Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mir Hafizullah participated in condolence meeting yesterday held at Mir Hafizullah’s home Achabal. In his address, he said that Mir Hafizullah was a brave son of soil who despite many adversities remained steadfast to the cause. “Since 2004 when he joined Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mir Hafizullah through his valiant efforts in the fields of resistance politics and social service achieved a high place in history of Kashmir. He played a exemplary role during 2008/2010/2016 mass uprisings which unnerve agencies.” “In his death, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Kashmir freedom struggle has lost an outstanding leader who worked for Kashmir cause since decades tirelessly and chose to fight occupation with outmost commitment, conviction and dedication, which cannot be forgotten,” he said. Meanwhile, Sehrai expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Gh Hassan Nikoo of Devar Lolab and mother of Mohd Amin Sofi of Kupwara and son of Gh Mohd Sheikh Kupwara after a brief illness at SKIMS hospital. Sehrai extended his condolences to the bereaved families and expressed solidarity and sympathy at this hour of grief. can in no way suppress us and every drop of spilled blood of our martyrs gives the freedom struggle courage and inspiration to be more aggressive and committed.”(KNO)