SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Friday said “brutal killing” of Kashmiri youth by government forces had become the order of the day and was “highly disturbing”.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said as the joint resistance leadership had planned a sit in outside UNMOGIP office to register protest against the “systematic genocide” of youth by forces, another youth, Tanveer Ahmed Wani, of Beerwah, Budgam, was shot dead by forces in a “cold blood with impunity”.
Expressing deep sorrow and strongly condemning the killing, Mirwaiz said, “How long are the people of Kashmir going to helplessly witness the brutal murder of (the) young generation while world community watches as a mute spectators. When will they stand up and take notice. When will those in India (who) claim upholding of human rights especially such basic right (muster) courage to speak up.”
The Hurriyat (M) chairman expressed sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved family of Tanveer and said Kashmiri youth are being targeted for refusing to live a life of suppression and standing up for their fundamental right to freedom.
“Each life lost and each sacrifice made puts the onus of the realisation of this ideal more and more on the nation and leadership,” Mirwaiz said and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured youth.
Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house arrest for the fifth consecutive Friday in a row, said sealing the historic Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, for the fifth consecutive week is the “ultimate example (of) state repression and being under occupation”.
“It is ironic that PDP, which once claimed (to be) so-called representative of Muslims of the valley, in connivance with the right wing BJP is facilitating their anti-Muslim and anti-Kashmir agenda in Kashmir and deserves all out condemnation,” Mirwaiz said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate said sealing all roads leading to UN office in Sonwar, preventing people from reaching there, blocking roads outside Mirwaiz’s Nigeen residence with rolls of concertina wires, and deploying police and paramilitary troopers in large numbers, reflects the “repressive” mindset and policy of government.
Condemning the caging of resistance leaders and placing them under house arrest, the spokesperson said government must know that these moves may temporarily suppress the people but are bound to fail in deterring people from pursuing their struggle and resisting repression.