Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohd Ashraf Sehrai paid glorious tributes to the slain Zainapora Shopian militants identified as Yawar Wani of Batnoor Pulwama and Nawaz Ahmed of Rebban Shopian and expressed pain and grief with the bereaved family.
In a statement issued to KNS, Sehrai, said that the unprecedented sacrifices of Kashmiri people for Kashmir cause would not go waste. He said that India could not silence the voices of Kashmiris through use of brute force.
Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat said, “the indigenous uprising of the Kashmiris has been met, as usual, with brutal repression by India’s occupation force of over half a million soldiers. These brutalities will not suppress the spirit of the Kashmiris; it will only intensify their anger and fortify their determination to see India end its occupation of Kashmir.”
Sehrai said, “a new generation of Kashmiris has risen spontaneously against India’s illegal occupation – demanding freedom from occupation. a popular and peaceful freedom movement, led by Kashmiris, young and old, men and women, armed only with an undying faith in the legitimacy of their cause, and a hunger for freedom in their hearts. The demand of the Kashmiri people for self-determination, as promised to them by several Security Council resolutions. Our struggle is a legitimate one for liberation from alien occupation.”
He said, “International law and the declarations of the United Nations on Self Determination, give the Kashmiri people the right to struggle for their freedom. Every year, the General Assembly unanimously adopts the resolution, which reaffirms “the right of all peoples to self-determination” and calls on the states concerned to immediately end their occupation and “all acts of repression.”To end this , steps should be taken practically and the United Nations remains an indispensable Organization to restore order and ensure global peace, stability and prosperity. Its principles remain the crucial pillars of international legality, the guide for the conduct of Member States and the guarantor of the legitimate rights of all nations and peoples. The UN must regain its credibility as the central instrument for the promotion of peace, prosperity and liberty.”