Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiyah Andrabi on Thursday asked the families of the people who were killed or who lost vision to the pellets in last year's uprising to accept the ex-gratia from the government.
"Although the sacrifices of the youth and the vision of those blinded by the pellets cannot be valued by money or jobs, but the families should take whatever they are provided. As the killer has to compensate for the crimes or murders he has committed against innocents civilians," Aasiya said in a statement.
Elaborating, she said "loss of the lives lost can only be valued by applying 'eye for eye and 'tit for tat'. However, the money or jobs provided to the victims is not any favour by the oppressor rather "blood money" for the crimes it has committed against innocent civilians."
"Paying ex-gratia to the victim families is the acceptance of a crime committed by a criminal. Ex gratia by the rulers is actually blood money that they are bound to pay. Since they have committed mass crimes and murders of our youth they have to compensate the families for the same," she said.
However, Aasiya maintained that by paying ex-gratia, "the so-called rulers should never underestimate that we as a nation are going to back off from the struggle against Right to Self-Determination."
"By paying ex-gratia to the victim families never means that they have brought us by paying money or jobs. The struggle for the larger cause will continue. They first suppress us for demanding Right to self-determination. Then they go on a killing and a blinding spree by using bullets and pellets and then they accept that they have committed crimes," she said.
"Even if India and its agents shower us with all her treasuries, the struggle for the Right to Self-Determination and Takmeel-e-Pakistan will still continue," Aasiya added.