SRINAGAR: “When will New Delhi’s thirst for the blood of young Kashmiris be satiated,” asked the chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while expressing deep grief over the “brutal” murder of another civilian Gowher Ahmed Rather of Kangan who succumbed to his bullet injuries at SKIMS on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the conglomerate in a statement said if New Delhi believes that Kashmir dispute would be resolved militarily, it is living in a fool’s paradise.
It said Kashmir issue can never be resolved through military might as it is a political and a human issue based on the principle of the right to self-determination of nations to decide their future.
Hurriyat said that Kashmir dispute has historical background and context which can’t be ignored and dealing with it militarily and adopting iron-fist policy is not going to break the resolve of the people of Kashmir but will further strengthen their commitment towards the goal of freedom from the forcible control as we witness.
The amalgam said the dance of death is once again going on at Kashmir’s streets in the blatant violation of international human rights laws.
Hurriyat also welcomed the statement of UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres wherein he expressed serious concern over the killing of innocent civilians in Palestine and Kashmir and urged nations to resolve issues amicably.
Hurriyat, however, said it is time for UN to move beyond issuing statements and do practical things on ground zero so that precious human lives are saved. It urged UN Secretary General to press New Delhi to stop bloodshed in Kashmir and resolve Kashmir issue as per its historical background on the principle of the right to self-determination without further delay.
Meanwhile, the conglomerate strongly condemned the house detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani and shifting of Muhammad Yasin Malik to Central Jail Srinagar yet again, saying many other leaders including Mukhtar Ahmed Waza too have been taken into custody.