DFP condemns killing of Misra Banu, pays tributes to Sofi Akbar

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the “merciless” killing of a lady Misra Banoo in Yunso, Handwara during a gunfight, saying killing unarmed civilians is the “worst kind of state terrorism” and the people of Kashmir are facing it for decades.
In a statement, party’s general secretary Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari said, “The irony is that whenever Kashmiri people try to raise their voice against such killings, they are being targeted by bullets, pellets, PAVA and tear smoke shells. They are even booked on fabricated charges and placed behind bars to rotten.”
Tari expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family and also paid tributes to the militants killed in the gunfight.
He also paid rich tributes to late Sofi Muhammad Akbar on his death anniversary saying the deceased was a “great patriot and a selfless leader who instead of power and authority chose the path of thorns and till his last breath remained steadfast with freedom movement and resisted tyranny and oppression”.
“The path of struggle and resistance shown by this great soul is an example and beacon of light for us and today when we are recalling this great soul, we pledge to take forward his mission to its desired goal.”
Meanwhile, Moulana said the ailing and incarcerated resistance leader and DFP chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah is a great admirer of late Sofi Muhammad Akbar and he always terms him an inspiration.
DFP has also condoled the demise of Abdul Aziz Ganai of housing colony Chanapora Srinagar. “The deceased was the father of Majid Mushtaq, an old friend and well wisher of Shabir Shah,” the party said in a statement.
A party delegation led by Engineer Farooq Ahmad Khan visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence with the members especially Majid Mushtaq.
The delegation while remembering the departed soul said Gania faced lot of trouble at the hands of the men in uniform for being a great supporter of the freedom movement. “The deceased was a noble soul and will be remembered for his simplicity and straightforwardness,” the statement said.