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Sehrai pays tribute to slain Pulwama militant


Srinagar, Feb 12 (KNS): Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday paid tributes to the slain Pulwama militant, Hilal Ahmed Rather and expressed pain and grief and prayed for the forbearance and patience of the grieved family.
Sehrai in a statement issued to KNS, said “the great sacrifices shall accrue results.”
“Continued atrocities by Indian forces can never suppress just political struggle for their legitimate right of self determination,” he said, adding that the supreme sacrifices of sons not only painful but the biggest human investment of ongoing freedom struggle.
Stating that the priceless sacrifices of Kashmiri youth will always be safeguarded, he said “the policy of killing and ‘oppression’ as a state response to a people's legitimate and peaceful political struggle has got standardized and is justified by the state as a means of maintaining its control over the land and its people.”
“Forces along with the government in Kashmir have been stifling the voice of Kashmiris, committing all sorts of atrocities and repressions against us but gallant people of Jammu and Kashmir are offering exemplary resistance for their freedom,” he said, adding that the Kashmir liberation struggle has entered into a new phase.
"Kashmiri people are out now to freeing their State from Indian subjugation," he said.
Sehrai said “the Indian machinery has used all kinds of oppressive policies to silence the voice and destroy the will of Kashmiri people through the use of brute force that are indicative of war crimes.”
He further said the government and its predecessors have ruthlessly implemented a systematic and comprehensive military onslaught with the intent to destroy, demoralize and silence the legitimate demand of freedom from occupation.
“But the way Kashmiri people have remained firm and steadfast in their just movement for right to self determination despite facing colossal persecution and atrocities of all sorts at the hands of Indian troops is really commendable and beyond imagination,” he said.
He asked world community to take actionable notice of HR violations in valley and urges to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UNSC resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people. (KNS)