SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday strongly condemned the lynching of an “innocent” Muslim Umar Khan in Alwar, Rajasthan by fanatics, saying the “politics of hate and polarisation” is being deliberately promoted and promulgated for electoral dividends and Muslims across India are being made its target in a well-planned manner.
In a statement, Mirwaiz urged the world human rights organisations to take strong note of “this carnage of Muslim(s) under the garb of cow protection”, saying that Indian leadership is duty bound to ensure the safety and security of Muslims across the country.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman also expressed deep grief over the death and trail of destruction left behind by the deadly earthquake at Iran-Iraq border, and said the entire Kashmiri “nation” is deeply grieved by this tragedy. He extended sympathy to the injured and prayed for their speedy recovery.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the amalgam paid rich tributes to two slain militants killed in an encounter at Handwara – Ashiq Hussain Bhat of Palhallan, and Toib Majeed of Brath Kalan, Sopore. “Due to the rigid and brutal approach of New Delhi, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful means of struggle to armed resistance and getting killed, which is very sad and painful,” he said.
The spokesperson also condemned the CASO in south and north Kashmir villages, terming it a “deliberate attempt” by forces to instill fear among the local populace. “During the CASOs, local population is being harassed and property vandalised, which is highly condemnable,” he said.
Meanwhile, senior leader of the conglomerate Mukhtar Ahmed Waza while continuing his public outreach in Anantnag condemned the “worst form of atrocities” inflicted on the local population there. Waza visited the homes of slain and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. He also condemned the arrests of youth made by police during the past few weeks.