Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday paid homage to a slain 13-year old boy and a militant in south Kashmir, saying because of the lingering dispute, “Kashmiris are shouldering the coffins of their loved ones every day”.
A 13-year-old boy Junaid Bilal suffered injuries when a grenade they were toying with exploded in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district some days ago succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS here on Wednesday. In another incident, the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) district commander for Pulwama was killed in a brief gunfight with government forces at his home village on Wednesday evening.
The Hurriyat in a statement said: “Funerals of young boys have become a routine affair in Kashmir, and since past 70 years more than one lac people fell to the Kashmir dispute.”
“…it said it is because of New Delhi’s stubborn approach that Kashmir continues to witness bloodshed,” the amalgam stated.
The Hurriyat further said that “GoI must shun its rigid approach and take concrete steps to resolve the vexed issue of Kashmir for the everlasting peace in the region”.
“We urge the world community to use their good offices for the long-lasting resolution of Kashmir issue so that the bloodbath and miseries inflicted in Kashmir would end,” the statement reads.