SRINAGAR, May 18 (SABAH): The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has said that the puppet authorities are forcing the Kashmiri students to pick up stones.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this while addressing a seminar of students at the auditorium of Islamic Higher Secondary School in Srinagar after his release from house detention.
The seminar was held in connection with the Martyrdom Week being observed to pay homage to prominent martyred Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq and Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone and martyrs of Hawal.
The Mirwaiz said that the occupation authorities were not giving the students any space for dissent. He demanded of the puppet administration to allow student activism in colleges and universities in the occupied territory.
It is to mention here that unidentified gunmen had shot dead Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq after barging into his residence in Srinagar on 21st May in 1990. On the same day, seventy mourners were killed when Indian troops fired at the funeral procession of the martyred leader in Hawal area of Srinagar. Twelve years later, on the same day in 2002, Khawaja Abdul Ghani Lone was martyred by unknown attackers, when he was returning from addressing a gathering at Mazar-e-Shuhada in Srinagar.