Pro-freedom camp pays tributes to militants

SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp on Thursday paid tributes to all the militants killed in gunfights with the government forces in parts of Kashmir this week.
On Tuesday, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Bilal Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Karimabad, Pulwama, was killed in Gadoora area of the south Kashmir district.
Two more militants of the outfit—Naseer Ahmad Pandit and Waseem Malla—lost their lives in a gun-battle with the government forces in Shopian district on Thursday.
In Dardpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed in a gunfight with the government forces.
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, also paid tributes to the militants killed in Shopian.
“The youths are sacrificing their precious lives for the sacred cause and lefts huge responsibilities on our shoulders to carry forward the mission,” he said in a statement issued here.
Geelani, as per the statement, address the funeral procession through telephones, and appealed people to show “steadfastness and commitment” towards the movement.
A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) visited the slain militants’ families at Pulwama and Shopian and paid tributes to them, the party said in a statement issued here.
The delegation expressed solidarity with the militants’ families.
“The martyrs are laying down their lives for freedom and this nation is indebted to them,” the leaders said on the occasion.
A spokesperson of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while paying tribute to all the slain militants said “words fall short to hail their sacrifices”.
“Shaheed Naseer Ahmad Pandit left all worldly luxuries and chose the path of martyrdom. The mighty of eight lakh Indian forces mean nothing before our brave martyrs,” he said, and expressed solidarity with the slain militants’ families.
As per a statement issued here, the party’s representative from Shopian, Tanveer Ahmad, visited the slain militants’ families and extended condolence and solidarity on behalf of the party’s chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah.
“DFP’s district Pulwama president, Muhammad Amin also visited the family of Shaheed Bilal Ahmad Bhat and extended Shah Sahib’s condolence and solidarity,” the statement said.
Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), in a statement issued here, said, “These martyrs are breaking the shackles of slavery by sacrificing their warm blood. Those who prefer Khilafat or martyrdom over worldly gains cannot be enslaved by India”.
“These brave youths sacrificed their lives for us. Now, it is our responsibility to carry forward their mission,” the party said.
Paying tributes to the slain militants, JKLF (R) patron, Barister Abdul Majid Trambu, in a statement issued here, said: “We are indebted to our martyrs who are the icons of our freedom movement and we are obliged to follow their mission.”
Senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders including the heads of Islamic Political Party JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Muslim Democratic League Hakeem Abdul Rashid, and Tehreek-e-Mazhmat Bilal Sidiqui also paid tribute to all the slain militants.
Meanwhile, the authorities prevented a Hurriyat Conference (M) delegation from visiting the family of Bilal Ahmad Bhat, the conglomerate said in a statement issued here.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesman, in a statement, has condemned the authorities’ action.

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