Paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of Khanyar, Srinagar on their 27th martyrdom anniversary, Hurriyat Conference (M) Tuesday said that exactly 27 years ago on this day 25 unarmed innocent people were massacred by the government forces by resorting to indiscriminate firing and leaving dozens of others seriously wounded.
In a statement here a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (M) said that on the directions of incarcerated Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation comprising Mehrajudin Choo, Muhammad Syed Deedamari, advocate Yasir Dalal, Farooq Ahmed, Sahil Ahmed War, Khateeb of famous shrine of Khanyar Moulvi Nazir Ahmed Qadiri besides many prominent faces of trader fraternity offered Fateh khawani for the Khanyar martyrs. “The delegation said that the mission of martyrs would be taken to its logical conclusion and asked people to remain steadfast till the ongoing movement is taken to its logical conclusion,” the statement said.
It said that the delegation strongly condemned the forces highhandedness in Shopian and other south Kashmir districts and imposition of strict curfew in majority of downtown areas. The delegation expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
“The delegation also strongly condemned the continuous house detention of chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other leaders terming it as political vendetta,” he said.