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Geelani, Mirwaiz pay tribute to Manan Wani

Srinagar, Oct 12: Paying tributes to slain Hizb militant Manan Bashir Wani, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that the “barbarism and brutality has crossed all the limits, pushing youth to wall and then legalizing their killings.”
In a statement, Geelani said that “for the last 71 years we have seen only the brutal face of India, lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, have only shouldered the coffins of our dear ones, seen only death and destruction are around. This gloomy situation has forced our high qualified scholars and intellectuals to take the extreme step. They prefer to be a rebellion than to live a life of slavery.”
He said that “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.”
He said that “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.”
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat (M) Friday paid tributes to slain Manan and his aide Ashiq Hussain.
In a statement issued, Hurriyat (M) said that the complete strike observed across Kashmir to pay homage to Manan sends a strong message to GOI as “it reflects peoples deep connect with the cause which the martyrs represent.”
Hurriyat (M) 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.
Terming it as ‘anti-Muslim and autocratic’, Hurriyat (M) 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.