India can’t kill IOK’s voice for freedom: Farooq

Monday – May 20, 2019
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), the chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while describing the situation in Kashmir as painful said on Sunday that every effort is being made on part of India to stifle the Kashmiris’ voice for freedom.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a seminar held at forum’s Rajbagh office in Srinagar, on Sunday, to pay tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone as well as victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries.

He said a spree of killing, arrests and harassment is going on in the garb of cordon and search operations (CASO) and even peaceful political activities of resistance leadership are being restricted by the dint of gun.

He hoped that the new government, to be installed in New Delhi as a result of fresh general elections, would revisit the past five-year policy of the previous government on IOK.

Besides others, the seminar was addressed by Hurriyat leaders Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Bilal Ghani Lone, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War and Masroor Abbas.

Senior All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leader and the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir (TeH-JK), Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar paid rich tributes to late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal.

He said the supreme sacrifices and exalted martyrdom of the Kashmiri leaders would go down in the annals of the history as a bright chapter of IOK’s freedom movement.

An APHC delegation visited different areas of Pulwama and Shopian to express sympathies with the families of martyrs, killed by Indian troops during CASOs in the South IOK districts.

The delegation members included Ghulam Nabi Sumhji, Bilal Ahmad Siddqui, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Ghazi Manzoor and Zahid Gulzar.

Another delegation led by Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi visited the residence of martyred youth, Arshad Ahmad Dar, at Pattan in Baramulla.

On the other hand, an indefinite curfew continued in Bhaderwah town for the fourth consecutive day, on Sunday, against the killing of an elderly man by cow vigilantes in the Nalthi area of the town in Doda district.

Nayeem Ahmed Shah, a resident of Qillah Mohallah, Bhaderwah, was shot dead by cow vigilantes during the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.