Mirwaiz condemns killing of civilian in Shopian


Hurriyat (M) Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly condemned the killing of a civilian Shahid Mansoor at Shopian by armed forces.

Mirwaiz in a statement said that the brutal killing of Shahid was a “cold-blooded” murder as according to his family he was abducted and later killed by the forces. Mirwaiz terming the killing as extremely barbaric said that it was a glaring example of how under the grab of infamous and brutal CASO our youth are being killed and targeted on a daily basis. Mirwaiz also paid tributes to the militant Shaheen Irfan killed in an encounter in Gagran Shopian and said that the intransigence of GOI on Kashmir disputes is pushing the youth towards picking up guns.

Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of the prominent political figure of Azad Kashmir, Sardar Khalid Ibrahim who was the son of former president AJK Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, a close associate of Mujajire  Millat Mirwaiz Yousuf Shah.

Mirwaiz in his condolence message while paying rich tributes to deceased Leader said that his political and social contributions are unforgettable and that he will be remembered for his unflinching stand on Kashmir dispute as he always maintained that it should be resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people.

Mirwaiz also expressed his serious concern over the huge losses caused to the apple and other crops on both sides of the tunnel including Chenab Valley, South and North Kashmir due to unexpected snowfall and expressed sympathy and solidarity with the farmers in the present testing times. He said though natural calamities and fury can’t be avoided, the only way to face these difficult times is to stand strong, united and seek protection for life and property from Allah Almighty.


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