Delhi Blasts Widely Condemned In Kashmir
14 September 2008
: The serial blasts in Delhi which claimed lives of scores of people has been widely condemned in Kashmir with Hurriyat Conference describing them as worst kind of terrorism. Expressing grief over the loss of life in the blasts Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, leader of the Hurriyat Conference, condemned the serial blasts. Mirwaiz said in a statement here that these terrorist acts are not only condemnable but matter of deep concern. ”We have always condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations” he said adding “no one can better understand the pain wrought by terrorism than the Kashmiri nation who has been victim of this scourge unleashed by the state for years”. ”With escalation in popular uprising the state terrorism has taken alarming dimensions in Kashmir” Mirwaiz said. 'We strongly condemn the blasts. The killing of innocents is not acceptable and is an inhuman act,' said Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G). Addressing a rally here, Geelani also prayed for speedy recovery of those wounded in the blasts. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Muhammad Yasin Malik also condemned the blasts saying 'sympathies of Kashmiri people are with those who lost their dear ones in the explosions.' Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti while condemning the blasts termed them as 'outrageous acts of violence'. She said shedding innocent blood through such senseless actions is the most condemnable act as the victims of these blasts are always the unsuspecting civilians. Expressing heartfelt sympathies with the families of those who lost their near and dear ones in these blasts, Mehbooba said, 'as a Kashmiri I can feel the agony and pain of those families as violence has tormented the lives of thousands of Kashmiri families.'