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Mirwaiz released from house detention

Srinagar, Oct 29: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday was released from three weeks of house detention.

In a press release issued by the party, Mirwaiz soon after his release visited the residences of three recently killed youth in downtown Srinagar including Mehrajudin Bangroo and Rayees Ahmed Sofi of Fateh Kadal and Faid Mushtaq Waza of Khanyar and expressed his condolences and solidarity with the bereaved families.

In a statement issued here, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that emotional scenes were witnessed when Mirwaiz met Rayees Ahmed Sofi’s family who are putting up in their neighbor’s house as their home was blasted and completely devastated in the fire exchange.


Talking to a people present, Mirwaiz said that seeing the patience, resilience and courage of the families here, no power on earth can stop people of Kashmir from achieving their birth right to decide their destiny. Mirwaiz said we have faith that the supreme sacrifices being offered by the youth and people of all ages across Kashmir will bear fruit.

Mirwaiz said that unless Kashmir dispute is resolved in its historic perspective, based on fundamental principles of democracy, and not diluted and suppressed through military might, no peace in the region could be achieved.

Mirwaiz suggested to GoI to understand the realities on ground and people’s overwhelmingly sentiment and initiate a process of conflict resolution.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman strongly condemned the use of brute forces against the peaceful protestors in Sopore area of Baramulla stating that an all out war has been declared against the people of Kashmir where there is no scope for even peaceful protests and the move deserves all forms of condemnation.