Separatists fire ultras for killing 85-year-old

Victim was attacked when he was on his way home

Raising their voice against the gruesome killing of an 85-year-old man by the militants, separatists in Kashmir on Monday termed the act “un-Islamic and unacceptable” saying such acts have severely damaged the “freedom movement”.

The octogenarian Mohammad Abdullah Dar of Doogripora, Pulwama, 38 km from here, was killed by militants on Saturday night when he was returning home after offering prayers.

Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani, while condemning the killing said, “It is an un-Islamic and inhuman act to kill any unarmed person without any proper reason and this is an unacceptable act.”

“Unfortunately from last 25 years, so many incidents have occurred in which people have been killed without presenting any charge sheet and these acts have not only severely damaged the freedom movement, but these incidents have also provided the reasons for the government agencies to kill the common people and it has created the environment of anarchy in the state,” he said.

“Militants they should ensure that willingly or mistakenly, they are not doing any such act which falls into the category of injustice and which can harm over sacred cause,” the Hurriyat hawk advised the ultras.

Chairman of moderate Hurriyat faction Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also condemned the killing of Dar and said the loss of innocent human lives in any circumstances was a cause of concern and condemnable.

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