Pro-freedom leaders pay tributes

Srinagar: Various pro-freedom parties Wednesday paid tributes to the militants killed in a gunbattle with forces at Tral on January 27.
While paying tributes to slain militants, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said, “Due to the rigid and stubborn approach of the Indian government, the youths are opting for gun instead of pen and this policy is costing further precious human lives in the region.”
“The sacred blood of the martyrs will never go in vain and sooner or later India has to accept the ground realities regarding the Kashmir,” he said in a statement.
He also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family members of the militants.
He said that violent path adopted by the Kashmiri youth was not “any act of hobby and nor is it the result of the unemployment.” “They are the students of different colleges and universities who are fully aware about the historical perspective and the tragedy of Kashmir. These children have themselves witnessed the people’s revolutions of 2008 and 2010 in which millions of people came out on the roads and demanded their right to self determination and reminded India about his forgotten promises,” he said.
“However the way in which India reacted to this peaceful freedom movement of Kashmir, it disheartened the younger generation and they began to think about the other options of the struggle,” he said.
He said that a responsible mentality is developing among the younger generation of the Kashmir and “it will be uncontrollable for everybody.”
National Front chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in a statement, said that militants killed in the gunfight are Kashmir’s “national heroes.”
He also paid tributes to people killed in 1994 Kupwara massacre.
Senior Hurriyat (M) leader Zaffer Akbar Bhat along with a party delegation visited Tral and paid tributes to the slain militants.
Paying tributes to the militants JKLF (R) chief patron barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo said that the sacrifices made by Kashmiri youth would not be forgotten and never go waste.
Tramboo also paid tributes to JKLF leaders Tramboo Muhammad Hussain Haqaq and Manzoor Ahmad Mir alias Munna on their anniversary.