Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday paid tributes to Gowhar Nazir of Zainakot, HMT, on his anniversary.
Gowhar, a 22-year old engineering student, was allegedly killed by the security forces during a protest at Zainakote on the outskirts of Srinagar in November 2015. Protests had erupted on the day PM Modi ended his visit to the Valley after announcing an economic package.
While recalling the sacrifice of this young Kashmiri, Malik in a statement said: “From 2008, hundreds of our innocent youth have fallen prey to bullets, pellets and shells, thousands have been injured among whom hundreds have lost their eye sight while as thousands have been subjected to torture and incarcerations in various jails.”
He said that “every voice of dissent has been crushed in Kashmir and there is no space for peaceful political activities which is pushing our youth to the wall”.
“Gowhar Nazir was killed during Indian prime minister’s visit to Kashmir and till date no one has been penalized for his brutal killing,” JKLF chief said. “The sacrifices of these martyrs are precious treasure of Kashmiris and this nation is grateful to these great sons of soil.”