In connection with the fourth death anniversary of Wamiq Farooq, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir held a meeting at its parry headquarters here in Srinagar. Wamiq Farooq was killed by government forces on February 2, 2010.
According to a statement issued to KNS, the speakers while expressing serious grief over the killing of innocent civilians during the public uprising of 2008, 2009 and 2010 paid tributes to all the those who lost their lives. “No one will be allowed to play with the sacred blood of these martyrs and the freedom struggle will continue till its logical conclusion,” the statement read.
During the meeting, the leaders while paying tributes to Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru said: “One invoked the spirit of freedom and other filled it with strength and vigour, both are the heroes of freedom struggle.”
It was also held that Hurriyat Conference (JK) will hold a seminar on February 6 in connection with demanding the mortal remains of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru. The seminar will be held at Hotel Lala Rukh here in Srinagar. On February 7, Hurriyat will organize a signature campaign at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and has called for complete shutdown and protests on 9th and 11th of this month.
The conglomerate also said that it will pass a memorandum to United Nations Military Observer Group headquarters here at Sonawar, Srinagar. During the meeting, it was also decided that Hurriyat leaders, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Muhammad Yusuf Naqash will visit the residence of Wamiq Farooq.
As the meeting was going on, the news about death of a youth, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat came to fore. He was killed in a fierce encounter between forces and militants in Kangan area of Pulawama. The leaders while paying tributes to the slain youth severely condemned the stubborn approach of Indian government vis-à-vis Kashmir issue. The leaders also expressed solidarity with the family of Ajaz Bhat.