Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muslim League (ML) on Monday paid tribute to a civilian and the militants killed in an encounter with the government forces in Pinglina village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
“It is because of iron-fist policy of New Delhi which force our youth but to pick up the arms as they are being pushed towards death and destruction,” the spokesperson of Hurriyat (M) said in a statement.
He said that delaying the resolution of Kashmir issue will cast a shadow on the peace “for which the people of not just the sub-continent, but entire south Asia is yearning since past many decades”.
“It is high time that New Delhi must shun its stubborn approach and acknowledge the ground realities to start a meaningful exercise for the resolution of the dispute,” he added.
Hurriyat reiterated its appeal to the world community to take a strong notice of the ground situation in Kashmir, and “impress upon New Delhi to stop killing spree in the valley”.
ML general secretary M. Rafiq Ganaie in a statement while paying tributes to the slain said, “Our brave youth are sacrificing their prime youth for the Kashmir cause and Islam”.
“We need to understand the importance of these huge and sacred sacrifices and should renew our pledge to continue the march till the goal is achieved,” he said.
“New Delhi is suffering from the arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice but has utterly failed to do so, and no power on earth can deter us from our much-cherished goal of right to self-determination,” he added.
The ML appealed human rights bodies’ to take serious notice of these killings and play their role for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute according to the aspirations of people.