Srinagar: The pro-freedom camp on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the two slain militants – Altaf Ahmad Dar and Umar Rashid Wani, who were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.
In a statement, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani reiterated its stand that “the present armed struggle in Kashmir is a sheer reaction”.
“For the last 71 years, people of Kashmir have been demanding their birth right, but GoI’s stubbornness, which is unjustified, has served as a major stumbling-block for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute,” Geelani said.
Expressing his deep concern on victimizing the innocent people especially the youth in Poonch, Rajouri and across Peer Panchal region of Jammu division, the Hurriyat leader lauded the strong commitment displayed by the people living in these remote and neglected regions of Jammu division.
The Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while paying rich tributes to two slain militants, said, “Kashmiri youth are offering priceless sacrifices to free their homeland and these sacrifices are the great assets for freedom struggle.”
In a statement, a spokesperson said it was because of the “iron fist policy” being unleashed by the forces against the Kashmiri youth, “which is becoming the major reason for the educated lot to opt arms as a means of resistance”.
“Delhi’s stubborn approach towards Kashmir and keeping the issue lingering is resulting in bloodbath almost every day,” the Hurriyat said, adding, it is high time for the government of India to shun its hegemony and to start a meaningful dialogue for the resolution of Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of the people so that peace prevails not only in the sub-continent but in the entire South Asia.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned vandalizing the property of armed youth in various parts of south Kashmir, stating that these acts are totally unjustified. “Damaging the property of militants and thrashing the inmates deserves all forms of condemnation,” the amalgam said.
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while paying rich tributes to the slain militants, in a statement said that it is because of the supreme sacrifices of these brave hearts that Kashmir dispute is being raised and heard on international levels
The party spokesperson said, “These martyrs in fact increase our responsibility to secure and safeguard their sacrifices. Every living among us has an obligation to take the freedom struggle forward and make it clear that there cannot be any compromise on the mission of the martyrs.”
“People’s aspirations are salute worthy as they are managing their day to day lives on one hand and holding the torch of resistance on the other,” he said.
Meanwhile, the DFP condoled the demise of Syed Javaid Ahmed, who died in Rawalpindi, Pakistan after a brief spell of illness, saying he was the front runner of Kashmir’s freedom struggle. Paying rich tributes to the deceased and termed him a great sympathizer of Kashmir, a spokesperson said party delegation visited his ancestral house in Srinagar to exhibit solidarity with the bereaved.