Those arrested by police, if involved in Moulvi Farooq’s killing, should be brought to justice soon: AAC

Srinagar, May 17: The Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Wednesday said that if those arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police are involved in the killing of Mirwaiz Moulvi Mohammad Farooq should be brought to justice as soon as possible.

In a statement, executive committee of AAC headed by general secretary Ghulam Nabi Zaki said police have said that the accused have now been arrested in the ongoing investigation of more than three decades, if involved, they should be brought to justice as soon as possible.

“As the saying goes “blood leaves its trail. It is a very painful and tragic part of our lives as well as in the history of Kashmir. A visionary leader, who espoused dialogue, tolerance and people’s will as his ideology, the message carried forward since by his son Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who took over under tragic circumstances. The late leader was also a great Islamic preacher, a social reformer and an excellent human being, his brutal assassination is unpardonable,” reads the statement.

It reads that they feel his absence more with each passing day. “As Muslims it’s our faith that those who take human life in such a manner are damned in this world and damned in the hereafter.”

It added that AAC believes that similarly those involved in the Hawal massacre in which more than 70 people were killed should also be brought to book as soon as possible for complete justice.

The statement also reads that the AAC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is under house arrest since Aug 5, 2019.

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