Say No to Guns: Junaid Qureshi’s Appeal to Kashmir’s Youths

Say No to Guns: Junaid Qureshi’s Appeal to Kashmir’s Youths


On Saturday, Junaid Qureshi, son of Kashmiri separatist leader Hashim Qureshi, reacted strongly to the encounter in which Burhan Wani was killed and urged the Kashmiri youth to rethink the mindless violence that has been inflicted in the valley in the past few decades.

Reacting sharply to the killing of young Hizbul Mujahideen district commander Burhan Wani by security forces, Junaid said:

We picked up guns 26 years ago, what have we achieved? People died. This must end...We must understand that picking up guns is not the way which will get us anywhere.

In a direct attack on Kashmiri separatists, he asked the Kashmiri youth to question the real motives of these leaders and ask them why they never asked their own children to pick up weapons in the name of Jihad.

All the children of these leaders are tucked away in safe environments in schools in Malaysia, America, London or India, and poor people’s sons are dying on streets and they are glorifying it. The Kashmiri youth need to understand and need to ask this question to these leaders if Jihad, if this gun is so pious why don’t you pick it up, why don’t your children pick it up? This bloodshed must stop.

(With Agency Inputs)

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