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Mirwaiz pays tribute to Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat | KNO

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Srinagar, February 09 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday paid tributes to one of the founder members of Kashmir’s freedom struggle Muhammad Maqbool Bhat on his 35th anniversary and also to Muhammad Afzal Guru on his 6th anniversary who were who was secretly sent to gallows in Tihar Jail, stating that “their sacrifices have got etched in our collective conscience as a nation striving for Right to self-determination.” In a statement issued to KNO, Mirwaiz said that the sacrifices offered by Bhat and Guru are a constant reminder of the great sacrifices rendered by the nation in our 71-year long struggle. “The best way to pay tributes to the martyrs of Kashmir, including Bhat and Guru is that we remain united and steadfast in pursuance of our cause that has priceless sacrifices at its back,” he said. Mirwaiz said that New Delhi via its lacs of its forces and huge military apparatus controls us and has left no stone unturned to crush people’s resistance and resolve for the resolution of the dispute and every day new suppressive methods are employed in this regard. He urged the international community to take note of the people’s sacrifices and the repression unleashed by the Government of India (GOI). Mirwaiz urged the world bodies especially world human rights organizations to play their role asking New Delhi to return the mortal remain of Bhat and Guru buried in Tihar Jail against all norms of humanity, to their families for burial in own land Kashmir. Meanwhile, Hurriyat spokesman has strongly condemned the detention of its Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, senior Hurriyat leaders Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and other pro-freedom leaders and activists.(KNO)

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