Rich tributes paid to Mirwaiz Farooq, Ghani Lone in IOK » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has paid rich tributes late Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, Khawja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal on their martyrdom anniversaries.

Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at his residence in Srinagar on 21st of May in 1990. More than 70 mourners were killed in Hawal area of the city when Indian troops opened fire on his funeral procession. On the same day, in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was killed by unknown assailants when he was returning from Eidgah after addressing a public gathering.

He said their supreme sacrifices and exalted martyrdom sure to go down in the annals of freedom movement of Kashmir in letters of gold. He said late Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Khawja Abdul Ghani Lone will be remembered and revered by the grateful and freedom-loving people of Kashmir for the historical role that he vigorously played in championing the legitimate and widely-acknowledged cause of the people at every forum.

He said both leaders during their struggle for the dignity and honour of the people upheld values which remain as an asset. He termed them great, visionary personalities, who always worked for the betterment of people despite hardships. He said that the freedom struggle of Kashmiris was adorned with the blood of martyrs and no power on earth could defeat it by oppressive measures.

Sehrai also condemned the arbitrary arrest and slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on JKLF Leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal. He said that such undemocratic and cheap tactics by the authorities could not weaken the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people.

The spokesman of Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi in a statement in Srinagar, paying glowing tributes to Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and the martyrs of Hawal, said that their mission would be accomplished at all costs.

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