#Day47: ‘Medical Shops Must Follow Instructions Properly,’ says Hurriyat Conference (g)



Police forcefully closed down a Medical shop in Srinagar on August 18, 2016-41st day of curfew in Kashmir. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Police forcefully closed down a Medical shop in Srinagar on August 18, 2016-41st day of curfew in Kashmir. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by ailing Syed Ali Geelani while commenting on the reports that some medical shops both retail as well as distributors are “misusing” the essential services “exemption”, on Wednesday said that only medical shops in and around the main hospitals are “exempted” because of the round the clock patients inflow in these hospitals.

The Hurriyat Conference, however, hailed these medical shop owners near the main hospitals, for their self-made schedule to open the shops on alternate days to “show their commitment and solidarity with the on-going movement”.

“Their action is highly appreciated and we advise others to follow it,” the Hurriyat amalgam said in a statement issued this evening.

“Hurriyat has made it clear that all the medical shops and the distributors should close their shops and business till 9 am and restrict the movement of their employees till this time only. We hope that our sincere medicine trade friends will abide by these instructions and make their other colleagues follow as well,” the statement asserted.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (g) strongly condemned the killing of Aamir Gul of Pulwama.

“Indian leaders are always welcomed by offering them our blood and flesh by their killed forces. They suffocate us, maim us and kill us ruthlessly to show their political masters scale and depth of ‘love’ they have for Kashmiris,” the statement said, “they were killers in the past and they are killers today. Only hands and faces have changed, but the mind-set is same.”

Meanwhile, expressing deep sorrow and grief over the killing of young Amir Gul of Ratnipora, Pulwama by the “Indian state”, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) chief, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq said, “state-terrorism is in full bloom in Kashmir for the past 47 days, as the graph of violence against civilians is steadily rising and getting more and more sinister.”

Paying tributes to Amir Gul, Mirwaiz said our eyes are moist and our hearts bleeding but the “martyrdom” of our young who are our future makes the resolve of each one of us more firm and our “commitment to the freedom struggle unflinching”.

Referring to GoI’s decision of sending more companies of Indian forces to Kashmir where lakhs of them are already present, he said, “to hold on to Kashmir they will not hesitate to wipe us off from the face of the earth.”

Condemning the use of excessive force and assault by the forces on the peaceful Kashmiri protesters, he prayed for the early recovery of the people injured in the firing of bullets, pellets and tear gas shells.

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