Mirwaiz pays tributes to Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Paying glowing tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru on their 31st and 2nd anniversaries respectively, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday appealed people to observe complete strike on February 9 and 11 so as to press for the return of the mortal remains of the two Kashmiri leaders who are buried in Tihar Jail premises.

“The goal for which the Bhat and Guru and other countless people have laid their lives would remain unachieved unless Kashmir dispute was settled in accordance with the aspirations and wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Mirwaiz said.

“Sacrifices of these two martyrs are a priceless asset with the Kashmiris, which would continue to influence the future generations to take the missions of martyrs forward till it reaches its goal.”

Reiterating the demand of return of mortals of Guru and Bhat, Mirwaiz said it is time that international community plays its role for the resolution of Kashmir issue.

Stressing that New Delhi is holding Kashmir by means of military might, he said, “The country was also using black laws, wide spread repression, and employing all inhuman tactics to suppress the voice of Kashmiris.”

“By not returning the mortal remains of martyr Guru and martyr Bhat to Kashmiris, India was violating the basic codes of humanity and morality which is highly condemnable.  It was highly regrettable and dictatorial that Shaheed Mohammad Afzal Guru was send to gallows just for the sake of satisfying the so called “collective conscience of a nation” whereby it completely negated the basic codes of justice and fair play,” the Hurriyat (M) chairman said.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) leader Javaid Ahmad Mir has started an online petition and signature campaign with the demand to return the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat and divert the attention of World Community and International Human Rights Organizations towards this issue.

In this connection Mir and other Hurriyat (M) leaders including Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Hakim Abdul Rashid, Jaffar Kashmiri, Farooq Ahmad Saudagar started the signature campaign from Jamia Masjid Srinagar during which a large number of people participated.

The Hurriyat (M) spokesman strongly condemned the arrest of Hurriyat executive council member and senior leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza from outside the Jamia Masjid Shopian where he was scheduled to deliver an address.

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