Mirwaiz Freed From House Detention

SRINAGAR — Authorities on Monday released Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, from a three-week long house detention.

After the curbs were lifted on him, he went to the houses of the slain civilian Rayees Ahmad and two militants who were killed in the Fateh Kadal gunfight recently.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mirwaiz posted pictures of the families and said, “After a three-week house detention ended, had an opportunity to visit and condole the family members of slain civilian Rayees Ahmad Sofi and two militants Mehraj udin and Fahad Fayaz. The determination and conviction gave power. The pure blood of our martyrs won’t go waste, Insha Allah.”

Consoling the grieving families, Mirwaiz said that “Kashmir is in the grip of forcible control and these people were martyred while being on the path of defending truth and seeking justice for their oppressed people.” “ Had Government Of India (GoI) honoured its commitment to the people of Kashmir instead of subjugating them by force, no youth would feel forced to resort to arms to resist oppression and painfully lay down his life.”

A Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that emotional scenes were witnessed when Mirwaiz met Rayees’s family who are putting up in their “neighbors house as their home was blasted and completely devastated by the forces.”

“His aged father broke down when he narrated how his son was first severely tortured and then brutally shot dead by the forces, his young wife still in shock unable to talk to her one year old son,” he said.

Talking to a large group of people present at Fateh Kadal Mirwaiz said that “seeing the patience, resilience and courage of the families of the martyr’s, no power on earth can stop people of Kashmir from achieving their birth right to decide their destiny. We have faith that the supreme sacrifices being offered by the youth and people of all ages across Kashmir will bear fruit.”

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