Leaders, lawyers pay tributes to Dawood, condemn Aishmuqam incident

Leaders, lawyers pay tributes to Dawood, condemn Aishmuqam incident

SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom leaders and J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, on Wednesday paid tributes to Dawood Ahmad Sheikh, the Kulgam militant who was killed in a gunfight on Sunday, even as they condemned the Ashmuqam firing incident.
Leaders of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) visited Kulgam to pay tributes to Dawood.
In a statement issued here, the party said its delegation led by vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt visited residence of Dawood and expressed solidarity with his bereaved family.
In his address to the mourners, JKLF vice chairman said, “The sacrifices of these martyrs are our precious treasure and Kashmiris will always safeguard these sacrifices.”
J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, also paid tributes to Dawood.
In Bar’s executive body meeting held here, its members stated: “Neither his sacrifice nor the sacrifices given by a million of people of the state would go waste, as the people are determined to take the freedom struggle to its logical end at all costs.”
A delegation of National Front went to Kaimoh, Kulgam, and expressed solidarity with the family of Dawood, the party said in a statement issued here.
The delegation met the parents of Dawood and delivered National Front chairman Nayeem Khan’s message of solidarity. The delegation assured them that “the sacrifice of their great son will be protected at any cost”.
The delegation also went to Sirhama, Khiram, in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area and participated in the Nimaz-e-Jinaza of Sher Khan, a senior pro-freedom activist who passed away on Wednesday.

Ashmuqam incident condemned
J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, condemned the Indian army’s “unjustified” and “unprovoked” firing on a group of people at Ashmuqam, Anantnag, on Tuesday. Two persons were injured in the incident.
The lawyers’ body said the incident should be enquired by a high-level judicial officer.
In an emergency executive committee meeting held at High Court Bar Complex here, the members of the association, according to a statement issued here, expressed concern over the “selective targeting of innocent families” at Ashmuqam.
“It is because of the impunity given to the army and other forces under several draconian laws that such incidents are happening in Kashmir. The guilty go unpunished,” the Bar members said in the meeting.
Meanwhile, the pro-freedom leaders condemned the incident.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, in a statement issued here, said “unprovoked firing” and “assault on common people” has once again exposed the “ugly face of Indian oppression in Jammu Kashmir”.
The front’s vice-president prayed for early recovery of the injured.
Condemning the incident, Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, said the government forces were intervening even in religious matters.

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