Srinagar, Nov 14 (GNS): Expressing deep sorrow and grief over the death and trail of destruction left behind by the deadly on Iran Iraq border, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said Kashmiris are deeply grieved by the tragedy. He expressed sympathy with the injured and prayed for their speedy recovery.

Mirwaiz also strongly condemned the lynching of a Muslim Umar Khan in Alwar in Rajasthan by fanatics, saying that politics of hate and polarization is being deliberately promoted and promulgated for electoral dividends and Muslims across India made its target in a well-planned manner.

Mirwaiz in a statement urged the world human rights organisations to take strong note of this “carnage” of Muslim under the garb of cow protection and said that Indian leadership is duty bound to ensure the safety and security of Indian Muslims across the country.

Meanwhile, APHC spokesman paid rich tributes to two slain militants killed in an encounter at Handwara—Ashiq Hussain Bhat of Palhallan and Toib Majeed of Brath Kalan, Sopore, stating that due to the “rigid and brutal” approach of New Delhi, Kashmiri youth are turning in large numbers from a peaceful means of struggle to armed resistance and getting killed which is very sad and painful.

The spokesman also condemned the wave of CASO in South and North Kashmir villages terming it a “deliberate attempt” by forces to instill fear among the local populace. He said during CASOs, local population is being harassed and property vandalized, which is highly condemnable. (GNS)