Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, expressed deep grief over the murder of 3 civilians Zahid Rashid Ganai, Amir Fayaz Waza and Ishaq Ahmed Wani at Chadoora and the killing of Touseef Ahmed Wagay.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “We do not know how long we have to fill our graveyards with the bodies of our children and youth killed mercilessly to consolidate occupation.”
Commenting on Mehbooba Mufti’s statement regarding the killing of the three young boys Mirwaiz said, “One fails to make sense of Ms Mufti’s statement and expression of ‘grief’ over the killing of the young boys when as CM of the disputed territory, she is completely responsible for the action of the forces murdering our youth.”
“Who does she think she is deceiving by such utterances except herself, if she is so naive as to believe that any Kashmiri buys her senseless and contradicting statements?” Mirwaiz questioned.
“Her own party colleague has admitted that it was target killing of the youth by the forces and said that he was present in the police control room when the young boys were shot at in the neck and chest. These people fully well know as they have admitted, that there is a deliberate plan to eliminate Kashmiris especially our youth, who fed up with oppression and occupation are giving stiff resistance to the Indian state and are all out for seeking their just political right,” Mirwaiz said, adding, “In the course of their deep desire to end oppression these youth become the direct target of the state who kill them with impunity.”
“Ms Mufti and her ilk are the local “elected” face who decided not only to collaborate in this plan of elimination and occupation but choose to preside over it.”
Mirwaiz further said that said since the nation is barred by force from expressing its grief and protest against such gruesome murders and not allowed to visit the families to mourn and express solidarity with them, observing a shutdown is our only way of collective mourning and sending a message to the bereaved families that the whole nation is with them in their moment of extreme grief and our acknowledgement of the sacrifices of their loved ones for the nation.