Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday called the family of Gowhar Nazir Dar of Mustafabad, Zainakote, who was killed by forces on Saturday, over phone and expressed his condolences and sympathy with the bereaved family.
Expressing solidarity with the family of Gowhar, whose grandmother too passed away on hearing about her grandson's death, the Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house arrest for more than a week now, prayed to the Almighty Allah to also grant her a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous and said people of entire Kashmir are with the bereaved family in such difficult times.
He said the presence of military camps in villages and towns of Kashmir is one of the main reasons of the killings of civilian youth and called for immediate removal of these "Killer Camps".
Calling for stern punishing to the killers of Gowhar Nazir Dar, Mirwaiz said Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and other laws are used by the forces to indulge in gravest of human rights violations and get away with impunity.
He said the forces uses these laws, which give them unbridled powers and get away with human rights violations, to encounter peaceful protestors with bullets and other lethal weapons.
Condemning the oppressive tactics used by the forces on the peaceful and unarmed people of old city, Mirwaiz said the naked aggression of the forces against them specially use of pepper gas was a worst kind of aggression.
Promising that the sacrifices of Gowhar and other martyrs would not be allowed to go waste, he said the cause for which these sacrifices had been offered would be taken to its logical conclusion.
Meanwhile, a high-level delegation of Hurriyat (M) comprising of Muhammad Musadiq Adil, Abdul Majeed Wani and Ghulam Hassan Mir visited the Mustafabad Zainakote, residence of the Gowhar where they expressed sympathies with the bereaved family on behalf of the entire Hurriyat leadership.
Another Hurriyat (M) delegation comprising of Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Bilal Ahmad Zaid and Mir Imran visited SMHS and other hospitals to inquire about the condition of the people injured in the action by Indian forces during past several days and conveyed the message of solidarity of the Hurriyat leadership to them.