We want peace but Delhi creating hurdles, says Geelani
Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday paid tributes to the slain militants who were killed in Tral Pulwama encounter on Tuesday, saying blood-bath, death and destruction all around the valley is only because of the rulers, who very cunningly are still in a denial mode.
Strongly condemning the use of military power against the civilians by the forces in Zaloora, Geelani as per a statement issued here said that on the pretext of search and cordon operations common people are deliberately targeted and victimized by the men in uniform.
“In this grim situation, the life of common people has become miserable and vulnerable at the hands of forces,” he said.
Terming the ‘repressive measures’ of vandalizing the property of the common people and intimidating them on the basis of revulsion and detestation as ‘highly cowardice and deplorable’, Geelani affirmed that “none of the International laws pertaining to war does permit any such military action against unarmed civilians.”
He said that “situation in the valley is worsening with each passing day and that Indian authorities rely on their military might to suppress people’s aspirations and muzzle their voices.”
Justifying the resentment from youth, Geelani said that “our youth are resisting to put an end to slavery and this barbarity. Unending curbs on political activities and continuous detention of resistance leadership has added to the already existing political uncertainty in state and as such our youth are quite disheartened with prevailing situation as peaceful activities are denied.”
Geelani while referring to ‘awful situation’ in detention centers and police lockups, said that “people particularly youth are subjected to third degree torture by police authorities.”
Condemning Delhi for their unrealistic approach, Geelani said that continuous bloodshed in state and death of youngsters’ extreme painful. “We need peace,” said Geelani, adding that “however it is Delhi that is denying our right and creating hurdles.”
Denouncing Delhi for their ‘obstinate approach’, Geelani said, “India can play a key role in bringing the peace in sub-continent, however bold measures are needed to resolve this pending issue.”