Srinagar, August 22 (Online): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed shock at the firing by Indian armed forces on an 85-year old Abdul Qayoom and his old wife in Tral terming it a blatant barbaric act.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed deep concern and anguish over blocking of intra-district movement of vehicles carrying essentials such as medicines vegetables and milk to Srinagar city and imposition of round-the-clock curfew as a revenge against people by the anti-human regime, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.
“If the regime thinks it will weaken the people’s resolve and we will be brought down on our knees and will give up, they are living in a fool’s paradise. In fact the more they repress us the more we will resist,” the Mirwaiz said, “In this crisis situation created by the vengeful state, each one of us has to redouble our efforts and help and support each other in every possible way. Adversity is a great teacher in a nation’s moral and character building,” he added.
Referring to 2014 floods, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the way the people, especially the youth rescued people whom the then regime had left to its own mercy and the way they helped in rehabilitation and offering support to the affected was a big lesson that we learnt in self-reliance. “Resilience and fortitude which today is helping them to stand up against such might and tyranny.”