SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom leadership on Monday condemned the Lahore suicide attack that left more than 70 people dead and hundreds injured.
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, in a statement issued here, expressed grief over the loss of lives in the attack and expressed condolence with Pakistan government and the bereaved families.
He also prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
“Pakistan prime minister must immediately identify the involved terrorists and put them to task,” he said.
Geelani also telephoned Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, to express his condolences, the statement said.
In a statement issued here, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while expressing grief over the incident, expressed solidarity with the government of Pakistan and its people, saying, “Terrorism in any form and at any place is condemnable”.
“There is no place in Islam for such inhuman terrorist acts. The terrorism is becoming the biggest challenge for humanity and the international community needs to take united stand against it by making efforts to curb this menace,” he said.
Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued here, said, “Lahore attack has tarnished every human heart and mind. The perpetrators cannot be termed as humans and civilised. It is an attack on whole humanity and only barbaric and inhuman people attack the innocent people.”
He also expressed condolence with the bereaved families.
JKLF also organised a protest against the suicide attack.
The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabir Ahmad Shah, termed the attack as “extreme of brutality and barbarism”.
In a statement issued here, Shah said the perpetrators cannot be called as humans.
He said the Pakistan government must “rise to evict the terrorism that has plagued the country and teach a befitting lesson to the enemies”.
Shah also expressed solidarity with the families of victims and the government of Pakistan and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured persons.
Meanwhile, Dal Khalsa also condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan.
Khalsa head, Harchranjit Singh Dhami, in a statement issued here, said: “We are perturbed over the mindless killings of innocent men, women, and children in Lahore. Our heart goes out to the victims and their families.”
“We hope Pakistan government and its security establishment will bring the perpetrators of Lahore attack to justice,” he said.