Srinagar, October 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has paid glowing tributes to martyred PhD scholar, Dr Mannan Wani, and his associate, Aashiq Hussain Zargar. Dr Mannan Wani and Aashiq Hussain Zargar were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation at Shatgund in Handwara area of Kupwara district, yesterday.
The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said that it was an immense tragedy of Kashmir that budding youth, professors and engineers, intellectuals and writers like Shaheed Manan were paying the price of the greed and follies of those, who since 1947 misled the people through deceit and in violation of international principles of humanity and justice, pushing them under the yoke of occupation for the past 71 years now.
“Our fourth generation is bearing the brunt of that fraud and manipulation. Forced by broken promises of India, non-implementation of UN resolutions, deployment of lakhs of military troops to control their land and the resultant severe repression and human rights abuses, our bright and budding youth take to arms and in the process sacrifice their precious lives to break the shackles of occupation so that people of this land can get an opportunity to determine their destiny and future,” they said.
The resistance leaders said, “No nation wants to shoulder the coffins of their youth, but when oppression and subjugation reaches its height as is the case in Kashmir, people especially the young are forced to stand up to resist it. Government of India has pushed our youth to such a fate.” The whole population of Kashmir pays homage to these fearless sons of the soil and their sacrifice, they added.
Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik condemned the killing of Hurriyat activist, Tariq Ahmed Ganai, at Meemander in Shopian by unidentified gunmen. They said, before this incident many pro-freedom activists have been targeted by unidentified gunmen and it seems that under a well-thought-out plan some forces are strengthening the hands of unidentified gunmen to kill pro-freedom leaders and activists.
The resistance leaders also strongly opposed the re-establishment of army camps in Khudwani, Redwani, Kulgam, Shopian and at Alamgari Bazar in Srinagar stating that it was a new ploy of the occupation authorities to instill fear among the local population. Because of the construction of new camps, they said, people in many areas of south Kashmir have started migrating to safer places.
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