Hurriyat (G) thanks people for shutdown on Burhan anniversary

Hurriyat (G) thanks people for shutdown on Burhan anniversary

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) has thanked people for observing “complete” shutdown on Monday on the third anniversary of slain Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
“This silent protest should serve as an eye opener for every conscious and sane person, particularly those who are persistently in a denial mode of the ground realities,” a spokesperson of Hurriyat (G) said in a statement.
He said “despite living in a fearful and suffocating environment with nonstop bloodshed, death and destruction and psychological and physical torture, this nation can never afford to forget its martyrs and can never be cowed down by military might and iron fist measures”.
The spokesperson said that “unrealistic and undemocratic restrictions particularly in Tral preventing people to pay homage to their brave-hearts, is the new meaning of ‘democracy’ invented by the arrogant rulers”.
“But those who sacrifice their precious lives for a noble mission live in the hearts of their people and don’t need communication tools or physical gatherings to express their emotions,” he said.
Commenting on the reports of alleged vandalism and highhandedness by armed forces in south Kashmir, he said “instead of fighting the freedom loving people, forces cowardly target defenceless innocents to quench their thirst of hatred, and arrest people randomly to create a graveyard like peace to hoodwink global powers”.