Mirwaiz pays tribute to Burhan Wani, his associates and civilians killed in 2016

Srinagar

Joint resistance leadership chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has paid tributes to slain militant commander Burhan Wani, his two associates and to over 120 civilians killed by the forces during 2016 unrest in valley following Wani’s killing in an encounter on July 8.

“Sacrifices rendered by them are indelibly impressed on our collective memory. They once again forcefully brought to fore the urgent need to resolve the Kashmir dispute, the cause of great suffering and grief to the people of Kashmir for the past seven decades,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.

Referring to the situation in the valley he said, that “arbitrary arrests and detention of youth, raids on people’s homes heavy deployment of forces across the length and breadth of the valley repeated curfews and  restrictions in downtown areas of Srinagar  city ,repeated bans on commutation channels through phone and internet blockades suspension of inter-district rail and road services arbitrary frisking and checking of commuters on roads  and highways and harassment and humiliation of people have become the order of the day particularly in the Kashmir region to “contain “the situation and  maintain the status quo over it.”

Alarming about the human rights violations he accused current administration of being “busy in implementing the agenda of integration with the Indian union.”

 

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