1993 Sopore massacre
Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Sunday dubbed 1993 Sopore massacre as “one of the blackest day of human history”.
In a statement, TeH chief said: “Kashmir issue can never be resolved through military might. It has a historical background and context which can’t be ignored, and dealing with by military might and adopting iron-fist policy is not going to break the resolve of the people of Kashmir, but rather will further strengthen their commitment towards the goal of freedom.”
Recalling 1993 massacre, Sehrai said, “It was on this day that forces fired at any every one coming in their sight, killing over 50 people and set fire to more than 120 residential homes and over 300 business establishments.”
He added that “more shameful is the denial of justice”.
A delegation of pro-freedom party led by district president Baramulla, Mufti Abdul Ahad and Mohammad Syed visited Sopore martyrs graveyard and offered congregational Fateha for the slain.
The statement further said TeH chief condemned the forces’ excesses in south Kashmir’s Tral