SRINAGAR: Paying tributes to two militants killed in gunfight with government forces at Hayatpora, Chadoora on Saturday evening, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said “the sacrifices offered by our youth in the wake of resisting occupation will not go waste”.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house arrest, said it is the collective mission and responsibility of resistance leadership and the people of Kashmir to “pledge to honour and safeguard these sacrifices by staying firm on our commitment towards our just political goal”.
Mirwaiz “strongly” denounced the “use of extreme force and unleashing of terror” in Hyatpora, Chadoora, and adjoining areas by the government forces. He also condemned the disallowing of the book release function which was scheduled to be held at Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Geelani.
“It is time for Indian civil society and intellectuals to take a stand on such repression,” he said.
Mirwaiz condemned the arrest and slapping of another PSA on a youth Ashiq Hussain of Maisuma saying, “This lawless law is one more weapon in the arsenal of our oppressors to intimidate and crush us. The policy of retribution and revenge against Kashmiri youth in particular was pursued under a deliberate design.”
The Hurriyat (M) chairman also decried the attack on five members of a nomadic family and forcibly snatching of their livestock by the cow vigilantes in Reasi district of Jammu and said “it reflects the growing immunity the right-wing Hindu organisations enjoy under the present PDP-BJP government”.