Hurriyat Conference (M) today paid rich tributes to militant commander Noor Muhammad Tantray who was slain in a gunfight with forces at Samboora in Pulwama district, stating that "the Kashmiri youth are spilling their blood for the freedom and self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir."
"Kashmiri nation is indebted to the sacrifices of the martyrs," a spokesman of the Hurriyat (M), in a statement today, said, adding that "The mission of martyrs will be realized and it's the collective responsibility of leadership and people to protect and safeguard the great mission of martyrs."
Commenting on the ongoing border skirmishes between the armies of India and Pakistan resulting in a war-like situation in the region, the spokesman said, "the exchange of heavy firing between the two armies is taking a serious toll on the people living on the both sides of Line of Control as they are losing their property and their lives and live under a perpetual threat to their life and property."
"The continuous exchange of firing by the both armies is casting a shadow of war in the region which can engulf the entire South Asian region and lead to huge destruction. The leadership of India and Pakistan must accept the ground realities and play their part in stopping a big catastrophe which can lead to mass destruction."
"The government of India should shun its rigid and stubborn approach and take concrete steps to take all the parties, Pakistan, and the people of Kashmir on board for a meaningful dialogue so that Kashmir issue is resolved as per the aspirations of people of Kashmir," he said.