Srinagar, January 14 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid glowing tributes to martyr Zeenat-ul-Islam and his associate, Shakeel Ahmad Dar.

Indian troops martyred Zeenat-ul-Islam and Shakeel Ahmad Dar during a cordon and search operation in Katapora village in Kulgam district on Saturday.

The Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement in Srinagar said the human rights champions and world community will be haunted by the dark shadow of the Kashmir’s humanitarian tragedy. “The way people of Kashmir, especially youth, are offering priceless sacrifices for the freedom struggle of Kashmir deserves a salute,” he added. He also condemned forces’ action against peaceful protesters.

Sehrai condemned the indiscriminate firing of bullets and pellets by the Indian forces on peaceful protestors and on funeral prayers in which dozens of mourners were seriously injured.

Spokesman of the Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat forum in a statement paying homage to the martyred youth, said, “The sacrifices offered by the youth are a priceless asset and by all means will be protected”. He said a collective approach needs to be followed to take the mission of martyrs forward. It was because of the stubborn approach of New Delhi that Kashmir dispute continues to remain lingering, he deplored.

Urging people to forge greater unity, the spokesman said: “With thousands of sacrifices, the ongoing freedom struggle for the achievement of the right to self-determination will be carried forward with full zeal and commitment.”

A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League led by Muhammad Rafiq Ganai visited Sugan and Jablipora in Shopian and participated in the funeral prayers of the martyrs. Ganai on the occasion said Kashmir has been turned into Death Valley.

He said the graph of incidents human rights violations is alarmingly going up with every passing day in Kashmir. It is high time for international community to put pressure on India to stop the bloodshed in Kashmir and respect the aspirations of Kashmiri people.

Deputy Grand Mufti of Kashmir, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, Maulana Parray Hassan Firdousi and Hurriyat leader, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi in their statements in Srinagar paid tribute to two martyred youth and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not go waste.


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