Srinagar, July 16: Hurriyat Conference (M) and Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Monday paid rich tributes to late Tariq Ahmed Buch, uncle and private secretary to amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on his first death anniversary.
Recalling his association with the amalgam and AAC as a close aide of Mirwaiz, a statement issued to GNS said the deceased was greatly committed to his work and his death has been a loss to both the organisations and to the chairman personally.
“Late Tariq sb was a great believer and supporter of the people’s freedom movement. He was the son of Khawja Ghulam Hassan Buch, who was also a close aide of Muhajir-e-milat and Mufasir-e-Quran, Moulana Muhammad Yosuf Shah (RA), who remained at the forefront in spreading the message of the then Muslim Conference, to nook and corner of Kashmir,” the statement said.
It said the death of Tariq created a void in the Hurriyat and AAC which is difficult to fill as he continued to work for the party till his last breath. He was a noble soul and extremely helpful and kind to people.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat (M) spokesperson expressed grief over the death of seven tourists and injuries to over 50 people in an incident at tourist resort of Sayar Baba waterfall, and expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved families.
The incident happened due to the sudden fall of a big rock on the tourists who were having bath in the waterfall on Sunday. The spokesperson prayed for speedy recovery of the injured in the incident.
He strongly condemned the summoning of an accredited Kashmiri journalist Aqib Javed by NIA to New Delhi stating that these ploys are aimed to instil fear among the journalist fraternity to prevent them from doing their job impartially, and deserves condemnation.
“Earlier also, NIA summoned resistance leaders and others to New Delhi on the pretext of questioning and later placed them behind the bars eventually shifting them to the infamous Tihar Jail in Delhi. Summoning Kashmiris to New Delhi first in the name of questioning and later arresting them in such arbitrary manner is state repression and political vendetta aimed at muzzling the genuine voices of Kashmir,” he said. (GNS)