Condemns use of force on IUST students
Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Thursday paid rich tributes to four slain youth killed in Tral encounter.
Four militants – Abid Ahmed, Ishfaq Ahmed, Javaid Ahmed and Mufti Yasir were killed in gunfight with the government forces.
In a statement, a spokesman said that sacrifices offered by them is for a great and sacred cause and never be forgotten and “that it was the collective responsibility of the leadership and people of Kashmir to safeguard the mission of martyrs”.
The Hurriyat said that because of the iron-first policy of New Delhi and pushing youth towards the wall, the young generation sees armed means of resistance only option to fight.
“Delaying the resolution of Kashmir issue will cast a shadow on the peace for which the people of not just the sub-continent, but entire south Asia are yearning since past many decades,” the Hurriyat said. “Peace would remain a challenge as long as Kashmir dispute would continue to linger on.”
The Hurriyat said that it was high time that New Delhi must shun its stubborn, and approach and acknowledge the ground realities to start a meaningful exercise for the resolution of the dispute as per the wishes of its real stakeholders.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat condemned in strongest words, the use of forces including firing of tear gas shells and Pava shells inside the Islamic University campus on Thursday where students were holding a peaceful demonstration. The statement said that the government has been deliberately deploying heavy contingent of forces including police and paramilitary forces around the educational institutions including universities to instil fear among the student community.
“The Hurriyat strongly denounced the use of force on the students at IUST. The Hurriyat also castigated the government for unleashing terror in Pulwama villages and arresting and harassing the youth there during nocturnal raids,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, APHC spokesman paid glowing tributes to the founder of JKLF Amanullah Khan on his death anniversary stating that Khan spent his entire life for the Kashmir cause and his contribution towards the movement was extraordinary.
The spokesman said Khan played an important role in building a consensus over Kashmir in international countries over Kashmir issue.