APHC leaders given rousing welcome in Srinagar
29 December, 2012
Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other leaders were given a rousing welcome at Srinagar airport, today, on their return from Pakistan.
A large number of people received Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and Musaddiq Aadil at the airport amid high-pitched slogans. The Mirwaiz was taken to the Jamia Masjid Srinagar and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi to Badgam in processions.
Addressing a gathering at Jamia Masjid, the Mirwaiz said that in the prevailing circumstances, the recent Pakistan visit of the APHC leaders was of greater significance and it would pave the way for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
He maintained that Pakistani leadership and people were aware of the sufferings of Kashmiris and they had always extended moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of Kashmiri people.
The APHC Chairman said that Kashmir was the main impediment in the cordial relations between Pakistan and India and the two countries could not progress in economic fields without settling this dispute. He added that New Delhi must accept the ground realities and realise the fact that a nation could not be subjugated for too long.
Addressing a gathering in Badgam, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi thanked the people and the government of Pakistan for their continued support to the Kashmir cause.
Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth during a siege and search operation in Bubgam area of Pulwama district, today. The troops also destroyed a residential house with heavy mortar shelling in the area.
Earlier, two Indian army officers were injured in an attack in the same area. Amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, people took to the streets at Bubgam and in Pulwama town against the operation. Several persons were injured when Indian troops opened fire to disperse the demonstrators. Complete shutdown was observed in the district against the Indian state terrorism.
Hurriyet leaders, Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their statements and addresses paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth. They said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.