On 22nd anniversary of Kupwara massacre, leaders remember victims, ‘victimisation’

On 22nd anniversary of Kupwara massacre, leaders remember victims, ‘victimisation’

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp on Tuesday paid tribute to martyrs of Kupwara massacre, which took place on January 27, 1994.
Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, said these martyrs showed people “the goal” and left a heavy responsibility on their shoulders.
“India and its occupational forces must bear in mind that despite inflicting countless brutalities and atrocities on Kashmiris, the caravan of freedom would not stop,” Shah said in a statement issued here.
Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, in a statement here, reiterated the conglomerate’s call for shutdown in Kupwara on January 27 and special prayers in favour of the martyrs.
“The great nations never forget their martyrs and the best way of paying tributes to them is to carry forward their mission,” Akbar said.
He also demanded impartial investigation into the massacre by some independent agency.
“Until the Indian armed forces involved in murder of innocent Kashmiri people are not put to task, the lives of the common people will continue to be in danger and the massacres will continue to occur.”
Paying tribute, a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (M) said the government forces, by killing innocent people in Kupwara, added another “black spot on the democratic credentials of their nation”.
“The forces involved in this barbaric human tragedy were neither brought to book nor has the justice been delivered to the victim families. Following the mass killing incidents, authorities had announced the probe and action against the guilty but not a single person was brought to justice till date,” he said.

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