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Heart wrenching images of Sopore massacre continue to haunt us: Mirwaiz

Srinagar: Paying rich tributes to the 57 civilians who were brutally murdered on this fateful day by the Indian forces at Sopore in Baramulla district 25 years ago, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that even after two-and a half-decades, the tragic heart wrenching images of that day continue to haunt us while justice eludes the families of those killed in the barbaric incident as the perpetrators of the crime roam free.

Mirwaiz said forces had created mayhem by torching around 120 residential houses and 400 shops and other commercial establishments on that day.

In a statement, Mirwaiz who continues to be under illegal house arrest, said that while Government of India rightly asks Britain to apologise for the gruesome killing of Indians at Jalian Wala Bagh, New Delhi should also apologize for all the massacres committed by its forces in Kashmir in which thousands of innocent lives have been lost since the past three-decades and those forces personnel involved in the massacre of civilians and damaging property worth billions should be brought to book and punished accordingly.

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