SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference and Awami Action Committee (AAC) has paid tributes to late Tariq Ahmed Buch – uncle and private secretary to conglomerate chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq – on his first death anniversary .
Recalling the association of Tariq Buch with the conglomerate and AAC as a close aide of Mirwaiz, a spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said the deceased was greatly committed to his work and his death has been a loss to both the organisations and the Mirwaiz.
“Late Tariq sahib was a great believer and supporter of the people’s freedom movement. He was the son of Khawja Ghulam Hassan Buch, who was also a close aide of Muhajir-e-Millat and Mufasir-e-Qur’an Moulana Muhammad Yosuf Shah (RA), who remained at the forefront in spreading the message of the then Muslim Conference to nook and corner of Kashmir,” he said.
“The death of Tariq created a void in the APHC and AAC which is difficult to fill as he continued to work for the party till his last breath. He was a noble soul and extremely helpful and kind to people,” he added.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson expressed grief over the death of seven tourists and injuries to over 50 people in an incident at tourist resort of Sayar Baba waterfall and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families. He prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
The spokesperson also strongly condemned the summoning of an accredited Kashmiri journalist Auqib Javeed by NIA to New Delhi saying these ploys are aimed to instil fear among the journalist fraternity to prevent them from doing their job impartially.
“Earlier, NIA summoned resistance leaders and others to New Delhi on the pretext of questioning and later placed them behind the bars eventually shifting them to Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail,” the spokesperson said. “Summoning Kashmiris to New Delhi first in the name of questioning and later arresting them in such arbitrary manner is state repression and political vendetta aimed at muzzling the genuine voices of Kashmir.”