Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani today paid rich tributes to the youth who were killed by forces in central Kashmir, saying "these brave hearts are laying their precious lives for our better tomorrow."
"We, in this hour of grief pay our salute and pray for their heavenly abode and extend condolences with bereaved families and pray for their patience and forbearance," Geelani, in a statement today, said.
Blaming pro-India politicians and parties for bloodshed and present mayhem in Kashmir, Geelani said, "their deceitful politics and game is now over and sooner the better they should wind up their shops. They are swindlers. They are shedding crocodile tears over the killings. These fraud politicians are responsible for present gloomy state and continuous bloodshed."
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, while referring to statement of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that '200 odd gunmen can't compete and face her seven lakh armed force personnel', said, "it is an apparent threat and a warning message to common people."
"Mehbooba is playing deceit and her lamentation over these killings is just a mockery and political gimmick. As a chief minister, she is in full command of her forces and equally responsible for these killings as she is the part of game staged by Unified Command Council. All those involved in these killings are awarded and rewarded on republic and independence days of India and how can she deny the responsibility? It is ridiculous," the spokesman said.
Blaming National Conference (NC) for "present chaos" in the state, the spokesman said, "they share the sole responsibility for continuous killings. They are chameleons do not follow their conscience nor feel sorrow or shame while changing their stance. They are power hungry and can go to any extent for this purpose. It is better for them to repent for their wrongdoings and join people's movement. They should apologise for the miseries they inflicted to nation or wind up their shops."
Reiterating shutdown call for Tuesday, the spokesman hailed people for observing exemplary shutdown on Monday and asked them to follow program of resistance camp only. "People should not heed to rumors," the spokesman said.