Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today paid rich tributes to the Hizbul Mujahideen militant Musavir Ahmad Wani who was slain in Pulwama encounter on Friday.
"These youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a sacred cause. They are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders. We are duty bound to carry their mission to its logical end," a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, quoted Geelani as having said while addressing the people telephonically at funeral prayer of slain militant Musavir Ahmed in Pulwama today.
Geelani said, "People of the state are not war mongers but through peaceful means are urging India and world community to fulfill their pledge."
Referring to the increasing incidents of encounters, Geelani said, "A few black sheep in our ranks are working as informers of the armed forces and they are responsible for brutal killings of our brave hearts. They are accountable for their wrongdoings and devilish deeds."
He said, "The exemplary valour and bravery of people praiseworthy. They are risking their lives by coming to the rescue of our brave hearts. They are resisting forces and facilitate safe passage for our youth. And it serves an eye opener for those sick-minded who for petty gains are providing inputs to the forces."
"The huge participation of people in funerals of young boys should serve an eye opener for New Delhi and let them realize that they have virtually lost their battle," he said.
Referring to slain youth, Geelani said, "Most of them are highly educated and committed to the right cause. We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safeguard their sacrifices and we should desist from such activities which prove detrimental to our movement."