Srinagar, Oct 11: Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai paid tributes to slain Dr. Manan Wani and his associate Ashiq Hussain Zargar who were killed in a gunfight at “Shatgund Balla Handwara”.
“A budding scholar of department of Applied Geology at “AMU”, intellectual and writer showing his mettle both in academic and military skills has given his previous life for a Noble cause,” Sehrai said in a statement issued to KNS.
TeH chairman said that “our freedom struggle has witnessed great scholars and intellectuals laying their lives for suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir to be freed from clutches of Indian cruelty and chauvinism.”
He said that “martyrdom of Dr Manan Wani and his associate has once again proved that youth of Kashmir are ready to sacrifice ever thing for just cause.”
“It is military approach of Indian state towards Jammu and Kashmir to suppress freedom sentiment that our budding youth have picked up guns to resist illegal occupation,” he said, adding that “not paving way for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue imprints negative effects on psyche of youth resulting in a situation we see in Jammu and Kashmir nowadays.”