Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Saturday paid tributes to martyrs of 1994 Kupwara massacre, and said that the culprits of the heinous crime roam free.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said that though entire J&K has witnessed “barbarism and brutality”, but Kupwara bore most of the brunt and martyrs graveyards in the district stand testimony to it.
He further said that countless orphans and widows are a live proof of “India’s hegemony and its atrocities”.
“Innocent faces of the orphans and the tearful eyes of the widows are more than enough to remind every soul of this nation that these budding youth have given their blood for a sacred cause which in no way should be forgotten and hartals and protests are just to remind our people that we owe a lot to these brave hearts otherwise everybody knows that our already fragile economy is further weakened by such financial curbs, but conscious nations can never think of shying away from these sacrifices and our people have proved it every now and then,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile a special prayer meeting was held in Kupwara by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, “where sacrifices of youth particularly Kupwara were remembered and rich tributes where paid to them”.