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Geelani pays tributes to slain Budgam youth

Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday paid rich tributes to eight Kashmiri youth killed in Budgam district on their first martyrdom anniversary.

In a statement, Geelani paid tributes to eight slain youth that include Faizan Fayaz Dar, Abass Jahangir, Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Nisar Ahmad Mir, Akeel Ahmad Wani, Aadil Farooq Sheikh, Aamir Ahmad Rather and Amir Farooq Ganie who were killed in Budgam on April 8 last year during parliamentary polls.

“People and all these martyrs conveyed a message that they will never surrender despite all atrocities and excesses perpetrated by forces,” he said. “On this day, unprecedented poll boycott by people illustrated that Delhi haw no right to control the state.”

He said people were showered with bullets and pellets, killing many and injuring hundreds, but they braved all this to remain steadfast on their resolve. “We pay our heartfelt salute to these brave hearts and we wholeheartedly extend our sympathies and condolences to the families,” said Geelani.

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