Srinagar, May 21 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continue to pay rich tributes to prominent Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone, as well as the victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversaries, today.
It was on this day in 1990 when Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq was shot dead by the agents of Indian agencies at his residence in Srinagar. Indian troops had killed seventy mourners by opening indiscriminate fire on his funeral procession in Hawal area of Srinagar. Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was also martyred by the agents of Indian agencies when he was returning from addressing a gathering at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Srinagar on the same day in 2002.
Senior Hurriyat leader and the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Ittehad-e-Muslimeen, Maulana Abbas Ansari, in a statement in Srinagar described Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq as an important political, social and religious leader. He said that Shaheed Mirwaiz spent every single moment of his life for the survival of truth and justice and played an important role in promoting Islamic education besides providing political and social guidance to the oppressed Kashmiri people.
Maulana Abbas Ansari said that Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone endured the hardships of imprisonment and mental and physical suffering. He said that the services of Shaheed Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone to the Kashmir freedom movement were unforgettable. The manner in which he nurtured the right to self-determination movement with sincerity and good faith is exemplary, he said. Maulana Abbas Ansari termed the martyrdom of both the Hurriyat leaders as an irreparable loss politically, socially and religiously. He said the martyred leaders are still alive today in the form of high ideals and good character and will always remain alive.
Senior Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the services and contribution of the martyred leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone for the Kashmir cause were like an open book. He reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the liberation struggle till the accomplishment of the martyrs’ mission.
APHC leader and the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Bahenji, in a statement issued in Srinagar said, by sacrificing their lives, these leaders gave a clear message to their enemies that freedom of Kashmir was the only solution of the Kashmir dispute.
Hurriyat leader, Jahangir Ghani Butt, in his statement in Srinagar paid homage to all Kashmir martyrs who sacrificed their lives for a scared cause particularly Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone. He said, these martyrs showed a path to the depressed people of IIOJK, adding that it was because of the sacrifices of these martyrs that the Kashmir dispute was dominating world politics particularly the regional politics. He said, best tribute to the martyrs is to follow the path for which they sacrificed their lives.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in a statement said that Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone are among those martyrs who will always be remembered and followed. It said the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle is adorned with the blood of martyrs and therefore no power can defeat it.
The Jammu Kashmir Employee Movement spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar paying tributes to the martyred Hurriyat leaders said Mirwaiz Molvi Mohammad Farooq was a religious, social and political leader whereas Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was a heedful and fearless leader who sacrificed their lives for their belief in a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
The spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami in a statement issued in Srinagar paid tributes to the martyrs leaders and said that Indian agencies had been using all tactics to suppress the ongoing liberation movement. He said that Indian agencies also martyred Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone to achieve their nefarious objectives. He added that despite all the tyranny and oppression of India, Kashmiris were continuing their struggle and were determined to accomplish the mission of their great martyrs at all costs.
International Forum For Justice Human Rights JK Chairman of IFJHRJK Muhammad Ahsan Untoo paid rich tributes to Molvi Muhammad Farooq, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and the victims of Hawal massacre on their martyrdom anniversary. He said the victims of the violence perpetuated by the Indian forces are still waiting for the justice. He said that although 15 CRPF personnel have been held responsible for the Hawal massacre but they are yet to be punished.
Untoo said that the IFJHRJK had filed a petition on 26 March in 2013 with the human rights commission of the occupied territory, seeking investigation of Hawal massacre and seeking compensation to the kin of killed and the persons who got injured in the massacre. He said that the commission issued a notice to Indian government, DIG BSF Kashmir Zone, DG of Indian police in Kashmir, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Nowhatta and SHO Zadibal, but there was no reply for one year. He added that meanwhile, the commission conducted own inquiry and two months after the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police submitted its report to the commission it closed the case as untraced.