SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom camp on Wednesday paid tribute to Bilal Ahmad Bhat, the militant who was slain in a gunfight with government forces in Karimabad, Pulwama, on Tuesday.
In a statement issued here, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, said, “Our brave-hearts are sacrificing their precious lives to end the Indian occupation and are leaving a heavy responsibility on our shoulders to carry forward their mission at any cost.”
He said Kashmir’s India’s “stubborn” approach is “forcing our young generation to opt gun instead of pen”.”The level of affiliation and affection people show with martyrs is a clear message for India that its occupation at the barrel of gun has no future,” he said.
A delegation of Hurriyat (G) comprising of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Ghulam Mohammad Hurra, and Hafiz Mudasir Nadvi, visited Karimabad and participated in slain militant’s funeral prayers. They also extended Geelani’s condolence message to the bereaved family.
As per a statement issued here, Hurriyat Conference (M) in its executive council meet held at conglomerate’s Rajbagh headquarters, paid tribute to Bilal Ahmad Bhat. The meeting was presided over by its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
“The sacrifices offered by youth like Bilal would be recorded with golden letters in the history of Kashmir,” the leaders said, adding, “The unresolved Kashmir issue will continue to hamper the political stability of the region and cordial relations between India and Pakistan.”
Paying tribute to slain militant, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary, Moulana Abdullah Tari, in a statement issued here, said, “Despite having young children, Shaheed Bilal still laid down his life for a great cause and achieved martyrdom.”
Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM) while paying tributes said, “Those sacrificing their lives for the supremacy of Islam and Kashmir’s freedom are the real heroes of the nation.
“Shaheed Bilal left everything, including his wife and two kids, for the sake of Aakhirah. This valiant attitude is a slap for those who run after worldly luxuries,” a spokesman said in a statement issued here.
He said a delegation of MDM comprising of Khalid Shakeel, Mufti Nadeem, and Khalid Bashir, visited Karimabad to expresses condolences to the family.