Hurriyat Conference (M) has condemned the use of 'indiscriminate force' on the funeral procession of Rizwan Ahmad of Noorbagh here, who was run over by the forces' vehicle on November 2, and succumbed today at SKIMS, Soura.
"There is no let up in killing and torturing Kashmiris and treating them with utter contempt as subjects of the Indian state. Each day people in different areas of the valley are beaten up, raids and arrests carried out, homes and properties damaged and then shameless denials are made by authorities," a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today, said
"While more than 95 precious lives have been lost to the state's savagery, hundreds have lost their eyesight and thousands their limbs, besides a sea of pain and suffering inflicted upon the masses in various ways as collective punishment, the shameless collaborators have the audacity to preach instead of hanging their heads in shame and remorse. Such is their contempt for people's suffering and sacrifices and so disaffected and disconnected are they from people that one among them makes the most preposterous statement about the thousands of Kashmiris languishing in jails by saying that inmates are enjoying life so much that he would like the authorities to put him there for some days so that he can equally enjoy," it said.
The spokesman said, "People's struggle is not for getting small booties and concessions from their oppressor in lieu of accepting their control that we will see instant results. Our struggle is for real political empowerment and asserting our political will and future as a nation through self determination and that is a long, hard and strenuous journey especially in view of the mighty, powerful and cunning subjugator that we are face to face with. For the past 70 years, the struggle is on, manifesting itself in various forms and expressions but continuously watered and kept alive with sacrifices and resilience of people. Our Goal is lofty but toilsome and each phase of the struggle takes us nearer to it," the statement.