Hurriyat (M) pays tribute to slain Shopian, Budgam militants | KNO

Hurriyat (M) pays tribute to slain Shopian, Budgam militants | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, January 23 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (M) paid tributes to six armed youth Dr Shamsul Haq Mengnoo, Amir Ahmed Bhat, Shoiab Ahmed Shah, Syed Rubani, Sabzar Ahmad and Touseef Ahmad killed in two separate encounters at Chari Shaief Budgam and Heff Shirmal Shopian—and stated that “it is the extreme repression and use of brutal force which is pushing young generation towards the wall and convinces them to pick arms.” In a statement issued to KNO, Hurriyat (M) said that “day in and day out the youth are summoned to Police Stations were they are put to physical and mental torture.” “Many are arrested and detained under PSA’s Every day people, especially youth become the target killing of forces anywhere in the valley and these methods of repression at a point become intolerable thus force the youth to opt for the armed struggle,” Hurriyat (M) spokesman said. He said Kashmiri people have been fighting hard for their birth right since past several decades and the priceless sacrifices offered by the people including youth, women and elderly will never be forgotten. “To protect these sacrifices, it is highly inevitable to show steadfastness and stand united,” he said. Hurriyat (M) termed the silence adopted by the world community over Kashmir issue as ‘unfortunate’ and stated that “lingering Kashmir dispute since past seven decades is not only threat to peace for sub-continent but entire south Asian region”, adding, time demands world community to impress upon New Delhi for the resolution of this oldest dispute for everlasting peace in region. Meanwhile, the spokesman strongly condemned the use of pellets on the photojournalists in Heff-Shrimal that left several journalists injured. He said that “it is highly undemocratic that photojournalists who were carrying out their professional duties were showered with the pellets.” The spokesman also condemned the CRPF action at Habba Kadal where in a youth was seriously injured, stating that the forces have gone berserk and are targeting innocent civilians.(KNO)