Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who remained under house arrest for the second consecutive Thursday, has paid rich tributes to Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Gretabal, Nawa Kadal who was shot dead by CRPF troopers on Wednesday evening.
In a statement here, Mirwaiz said that on one hand the state has “given license to forces to kill people at will” and on the other curfew and restrictions have been imposed to prevent people from sympathizing and expressing solidarity with the bereaved family.
Mirwaiz had a telephonic talk with the slain youth’s father Ghulam Mohammad Bhat during which, while expressing his heartfelt sympathies Mirwaiz ensured him that entire people of Kashmir and leadership was with him and his family in this hour of grief and testing times, the statement said.
Asserting that “countless sacrifices offered by Kashmiris can never be forgotten, Mirwaiz said at “this crucial juncture complete unity among Kashmiris and their commitment towards the movement was imperative.”
Mirwaiz stated that entire Kashmir has been converted into a big jail due to militarization, adding that “forces whenever and wherever want they can kill any innocent person.” He said the authorities arrest the resistance leadership and activists and at the same time, they impose declared and undeclared curfew to restrict the movement of people so as to lend protection to their political interests and power.
Mirwaiz offered special prayers for the speedy recovery of those persons who were injured in old city due to ‘unprovoked’ firing. The injured include Shakeel Ahmad Shah of Khan Sahib Budgam, Khalid Ahmad Khan of Rajouri Kadal, Saleema Bano of Braripora, Adnan Shah Badamwari, Mohammad Momin of Rajouri Kadal, Mohammad of Nawa Kadal and many others.
Meanwhile, on the instruction of Mirwaiz, a high level delegation visited various hospitals to see the injured patients, the statement added.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat spokesman has condemned the use of “wanton force” against the innocent people in Baramulla due to which four youth got badly injured. He also condemned the imposition of curfew and restrictions put on the movement of people due to which they are going through innumerable sufferings.
The Hurriyat spokesman also condemned the house arrest of chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi Al-Safvi, and arrest of various leaders including Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Engineer Hilal Ahmad war, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Syed Bashir Andrabi, Jameel Ahmad War, Khazir Mohammad Wani, Sheikh Ghulam Mohammad, Sajad Nurabadi, and Roman Dar who have been detained in different police stations of the Valley.