Mir­waiz pays rich trib­utes to Qazi Nisar

Con­demns city night raids

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

Me­hbooba Mufti is ad­vo­cat­ing this “ter­ror­ist” force in the state assem­bly that she had no rea­son or pro­posal for dis­band­ing it.

He said the VDC is ac­tu­ally an armed force ‘cre­ated on the di­rec­tions of the home min­istry with only pur­pose to keep a strict vigil on the ac­tiv­i­ties of the Jammu Mus­lims and if need arises they can also be used for ex­e­cut­ing the Mus­lims of the re­gion.’

Gee­lani ex­pressed sur­prise over the need of VDCs “if there are al­ready more than 10 lakh mil­i­tary and para­mil­i­tary forces and about one lakh state po­lice de­ployed in small re­gion of Jammu & Kash­mir.” He said that there is no logic in the gov­ern­ment claims that this force has been cre­ated to counter the armed strug­gle of Jammu & Kash­mir.

Re­it­er­at­ing his de­mand for dis­band­ing and dis­arm­ing VDCs, Hur­riyat (G) Chair­man said VDCs in Jammu & Kash­mir are the “worst face of state ter­ror­ism.”—RK SRINAGAR—New Delhi un­am­bigu­ously threat­ened to stop sup­ply of sub­si­dized ra­tion to Jammu and Kash­mir if the Na­tional Food Se­cu­rity Act (NFSA) is not im­ple­mented in the state, the J&K Gov­ern­ment dis­closed in the Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly on Sun­day.

In a writ­ten re­ply to cut mo­tion of Na­tional Con­fer­ence leg­is­la­tor Ali Muham­mad Sa­gar, Min­is­ter for Con­sumer Af­fairs and Pub­lic Dis­tri­bu­tion depart­ment, Choudary Zul­fikar Ali, spilled the beans on how the State Gov­ern­ment had to fall in line with New Delhi’s di­rec­tive on the NFSA.

The Min­is­ter in­formed the Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly that State cabi­net gave its nod for im­ple­menta- SRINAGAR—Pay­ing glow­ing trib­utes to Kash­mir’s prom­i­nent so­cio-po­lit­i­cal per­son­al­ity of South Kash­mir Shaheed Dr Qazi Nisar Ah­mad on his mar­tyr­dom an­niver­sary, APHC Chair­man Mir­waiz Dr Molvi Muham­mad Umar Fa­rooq said such tragic as­sas­si­na­tions had left an in­deli­ble mark on the psy­che of the peo­ple, adding, the blood­shed of schol­ars, re­form­ers and re­li­gious fig­ures in the Val­ley was a col­lec­tive loss of en­tire Kash­miri na­tion.

The Mir­waiz said Dr Qazi Nisar had been striv­ing for the unity among groups of var­i­ous schools of thought and worked for the re­sis­tance move­ment which can­not be for­got­ten. Since 1990, un­der a well-planned con­spir­acy, top re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship of Kash­mir was mar­tyred from timeto-time with the de­sign to elim­i­nate the Kash­miri re­sis­tance lead­er­ship and make it lead­er­less,” the Mir­waiz said.

“How­ever, these killings did not dampen the re­solve of the lead­er­ship which con­tin­ued to carry for­ward the re­sis­tance move­ment,” he said.

Con­demn­ing the ac­tion of gov­ern­ment forces dur­ing which noc­tur­nal raids were car­ried out to ar­rest large num­ber of youth in Old City of Srinagar, the Mir­waiz said that gov­ern­ment forces were or­ches­trat­ing state spon­sored ter­ror­ism by car­ry­ing out such ar­rests which has turned the lives of lo­cals mis­er­able. He said the op­pres­sion of gov­ern­ment forces have crossed all lim­its which has ter­ror­ized the pop­u­la­tion.

Mir­waiz termed these ac­tions as fas­cist and cruel. He said bru­tal sup­pres­sive mea­sures were be­ing used against the Hur­riyat lead­er­ship, ac­tivists and youth of Kash­mir. Mir­waiz fur­ther said that these tac­tics, how­ever, were not go­ing to de­ter the peo­ple or lead­er­ship of Kash­mir.

Mean­while an APHC spoke­man has strongly con­demned the con­tin­u­ous ar­rest of Se­nior amal­gam leader Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza at Po­lice Sta­tion Sherbagh Is­lam­abad.—Email SO­PORE, IHK—Nor­mal

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