Glowing tributes paid to martyred youth

senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, along with a delegation visited Islamabad, Tangmarg, Baramulla and Bandipora and paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops during the current month.

Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, addressing the condolence meetings, expressed solidarity with the bereaved families and said that the sacrifices of the martyred youth would not be allowed go waste and their mission would be taken to its logical conclusion.

He said, the biggest tragedy is that India is arrogantly refusing to acknowledge the ground realities. He added that the Kashmiris have been fighting since long for the freedom from Indian occupation and have sacrificed more than 600,000 lives to date for this cause.

Meanwhile, on the directives of Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, a delegation led by Hurriyat leader, Haji Mohammad Ramzan, went to Sopore and expressed solidarity with the family of Irfan Ahmed Dar, who was recently killed in custody by Indian police. The delegation also conveyed a condolence message of Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori to the bereaved family.

The Patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Bahenji, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the blood of the Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed go waste. She said that struggle for the right to self-determination would continue till it reached its logical conclusion. She added that the Kashmiri youth were being selectively killed which was condemnable. Farida Behenji appealed to the UN to play its role in resolving the Kashmir dispute to saver the Kashmiris from Indian brutalities.

The Executive Director of Voice of Victims, a Srinagar-based human rights organization, Abdul Qadeer Dar, in a statement in Srinagar termed the killing of Irfan Ahmed Dar as cold-blooded murder and a cowardly act. None of the international laws pertaining to war permit any such military action against unarmed civilians, he said. He demanded impartial investigations under War Crimes Tribunal of the United Nations against the Indian forces’ personnel involved in the custodial killing of the innocent youth.