APHC (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while expressing shock and grief over the death of a 12-year-old child Saliq Khursheed of Meemander Shopian and grave injuries to three other children following an explosion said conflict claims one more life, and this time a little child.
He said our children are not safe even while playing.
Mirwaiz said: “With each passing day Kashmiris pay the cost of the lingering conflict as the world looks on and there is little effort to put an end to the tragedy that Kashmir has become.”
He said: “The unending pain inflicted on the Kashmiri people was only because of the fact that people demand their birth right of right to self-determination (RSD) and it is high time for New Delhi to accept the ground realities and to resolve the vexed issue of Kashmir as per the aspirations of people.”
Meanwhile, APHC (M) spokesman strongly condemning the continuous house arrest of APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
Amalgam spokesman said that after being released for just a day following almost a week-long house detention Mirwaiz was once again placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence.
The spokesman denounced the continuous detention of Syed Ali Geelani, arrest of JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik and “dozens of other resistance leaders across Kashmir” terming it as a political vendetta and a frustration on part of the authorities.
The spokesman said: “These oppressive measures can’t break the resolve of resistance leadership and the people of Kashmir who are committed towards the final goal of achieving right to self determination.”
Hurriyat (M) said that it was unfortunate and concerning that in the first six months of the current year, 60 innocent civilians were killed in the government forces action which indicates that ten civilian were killed on an average each month and hundreds of people who were peacefully protesting were showered with live bullets and deadly pellets leaving dozens of them with grave eye injuries and bone fractures.
Hurriyat (M) said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri youth for a “great cause deserve a salute and rich tributes and that people and the leadership are duty bound to take their to its logical end’.