Geelani, Malik, Hurriyat (M) others pay tributes to Manan Wani, his aide They prefer to be a rebel than to live a life of slavery.”
Various separatist leaders and parties have paid rich tributes to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant commander Dr Manan Bashir Wani and his aide Aashiq Hussian who were killed in a gunfight with the forces on Thursday at Shatgund, Handwara, in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
SYED ALI SHAH GEELANI
Paying glorious tributes Dr Manan Bashir and his associate, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, in a statement said, “Brutality of New Delhi has crossed all the limits, pushing youth to wall and then legalizing their killings.”
Geelani said, “For the past 71 years we have lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, have only shouldered the coffins of our dear ones, seen only death and destruction around. This gloomy situation has forced our high qualified scholars and intellectuals to take the extreme step. They prefer to be a rebel than to live a life of slavery.”
He said, “Pro-freedom people will always miss the sharp, focused and fertile brains like that of Manan and these shining diamonds are unparalleled assets of any nation particularly oppressed and suppressed like us. We are unfortunate that we lose them so early as their un-dented commitment and visionary intellect would help to smoothen our struggle for our rights.”
“Arresting, those who had came to condole his death is nothing but vengeance and can only be done by a biased and arrogant power, no matter how big it is,” Geelani said.
Incarcerated chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik , while paying rich tributes to the Dr Manan Bashir and Aashiq Hussain, said, “Dr Manan represents the soul and passion of our struggle for dignity though the loss of such a scholar is too painful for Kashmiri nation but a matter of pride too.”
“Manan Bashir Wani represents our passion for dignity and our cause. In his words: Kashmiris don’t feel dignity in death but feel dignity in fighting but when die whilst fighting the military control, feel dignity in that death too. How a nation, whose sons like Manan Bashir Wani are being snatched by tyrants, can vote in elections,” a JKLF spokesman quoted Malik as having said in his message from Sub Jail, Kothibagh, here.
Yasin Malik said, “Kashmiri youth have been pushed to wall as no space has been provided to them for peaceful dissent. They have been pushed towards the path of ultimate sacrifice. From Ishfaq Majid Wani to Burh Muzafar Wani and Manan Bashir Wani, story of passionate struggle and dignified death remains unchanged.”
“On daily basis we are hearing from representative’s of New Delhi that they want to kill militancy, not the militants but on daily basis we witness ruthless genocide of our youth by the forces,” he said.
“We appeal to the people to stay away from Municipality and Panchayat election and respect the sacrifices of our youth,” he said.
“Meanwhile, JKLF leaders and activists along with people in large numbers today managed to gather at Lal chowk and stage a protest against unrelenting killing spree, arrests and also against ongoing municipal election drama,” a JKLF spokesman said, adding that “JKLF leaders and activists also visited Chanapora, Natipora, Mehjoor Nagar, Ram Bagh and adjacent areas and addressed various gatherings and appealed people to boycott upcoming elections.”
Paying rich tributes to slain Dr Manan Wani and his aide, the Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman, in a statement said, “The complete strike observed across Kashmir to pay homage to Dr Manan Wani sends a strong message to Delhi as it reflects peoples’ deep connect with the cause which our youth represent.”
The spokesman expressed strong resentment over the frequent closure of historic Jamia Masjid by the authorities and barring Mirwaiz from delivering Friday sermon as it was yet again sealed today by the forces, who also barred people from reaching there as strict curfew was imposed in the entire area.
The spokesman said that it’s for the 15th time this year that congregational Friday prayers were not allowed at the historic mosque, adding, Jama Masjid has always been a target of the authorities.
The Hurriyat (M) spokesman appealed to people to observe protest strike call by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on October 13, in the poll bound areas in Kashmir.
SYED AGA HUSSAIN A-MOOSVI AL-SUFVI
Paying rich tributes to slain Manan Bashir and his associate the Anjuman Sharie Shiyan president Syed Aga Hussain A-Moosvi Al-Sufvi, in a statement said, “Manan Wani’s sacrifice can never be forgotten. He was a PhD scholar. His sacrifice proves that the highly educated youth of Jammu and Kashmir have decided to strive for their birth right.”
“When young people of any nation decide to sacrifice their lives, oppressors have to accept defeat,” Syed Aga said, praying for the slain militants and expressing solidarity with their families.
JAMMU KASHMIR DEMOCRATIC FREEDOM PARTY
Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), while paying rich tributes to Dr Manan and his associate, in a statement said, “We salute the intellect of Manan Wani. His death has answered a number of questions and raised many.”
“Death of promising intellectual Manan Wani has rejected the notion that Kashmir movement is limited to a particular class only. Youth like Dr Manan Wani have proved, rather scripted with their precious blood that Kashmiri people are fighting for their political rights,” the statement said.
Paying rich tributes to Dr Manan Wani and his aide Aashiq Hussain, Jammu Kashmir National Front (NF), in a statement said, “Manan is the pride of Kashmiri nation. Whole nation is indebted to the sacrifices of youth like Manan Wani who spill their precious blood for a great cause.”
Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo while paying glorious tributes to Manan Wani said that the “ultimate repression” forced well educated Wani to pick up arms to fight Delhi's aggression.
“Manan was a bright scholar who was a power house of knowledge and that his research on water resources is the ample proof of his capability , vision and farsightedness. It’s unfortunate that youth of Kashmir don't feel secure in their homeland as their basic rights are being trampled.”
A spokesman of Muslim Conference (S) said that a condolence meeting was held at Batmaloo in Srinagar on Saturday to pay tributes to Manan Wani and his aide Ashiq Hussain. He said that partciapnts prayed for peace to the departed soul and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.