Young boys picking up guns a cause of concern: Qazi Yasir

KL News Network

Srinagar

Qazi Yasir

Chairperson of Ummat e Islami Jammu Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, Thursday visited the house of Basit Rasool Dar, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant who was killed yesterday in Bijbehara and paid rich tributes to him for sacrificing his life for the “freedom movement of Kashmir”.

In a statement issued here, Yasir said, “Basit had picked up arms in October and was deeply hurt when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was martyred in a gunfight on 8 July 2016. After Wani’s killing months long civilian uprising started in Kashmir in which around 100 people were killed by the forces.”

While addressing a gathering at Basit’s home in Marhama, Bijbehara, Yasir said that a militant from an economically sound family denotes that the sentiment goes beyond economics.

“The young boys who are picking up guns after Burhan Wani’s killing is a cause of serious concern and the government should take note of it,” he said.

“The cause for more young boys picking up arms against India is what the government has been doing here. They have forced youth to follow this path as there has been no development in solving the Kashmir dispute.

He also paid rich tributes to veteran pro-freedom leader Sofi Muhammad Akbar on his death anniversary, reiterating that we should continue his mission. “Sofi Sahib was a great leader and had love for the nation and till his last breathe fought against the oppressive regimes,” he said.

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