Authorities crossed all limits of barbarism: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday paid tributes to the slain six militants who were killed in a gun battle in Bijbehara, saying that “barbarism and brutality of authorities has crossed all the limits, pushing the youth to the extreme and then legalizing their killings.”
Geelani in a statement issued here said that “for the last 71 years, we have seen only the brutal face of India, lived a life of uncertainty, chaos and harassment, have only shouldered the coffins of our dear ones, suffered only death and destruction all around,”
He said that “this gloomy situation has forced our highly qualified and professionals to fight back and pay the oppressor in the same coin. They prefer to be a rebel than to live a life of slavery.”
“Pro-freedom people will always miss the sharp, focused and fertile brains as these shining diamonds and their unparalleled commitment is a great treasure of any nation particularly oppressed and suppressed like us. We are unfortunate that we lose them so early as their un-dented dedication and visionary intellect would help to streamline our movement,” he said.
“Our generation next is fully conscious of the hazards and ill effects of slavery and they are on the forefront of the struggle to liberate their land,” he said, adding that “the commitment and unparallel sacrifices of youth put a huge obligation and responsibility on, not only leaders but common people as well, not to even think of any compromise or betrayal.”
“Election drama and its multi faced actors pretend to be our saviors to fetch them votes in the name of basic necessities, but in reality they are the people who strengthen the unholy bond of slavery, so nation as a whole should desist from any support to them,” he said.
He appealed the youth to strictly follow the glorious path of Quran and Sunnah, have unity and discipline, not fall prey to sectarian conflicts and honestly and sincerely contribute to the ongoing movement in whatever way they can.
Meanwhile, as per the program announced earlier by the JRL, protests after congregational Friday prayers were held against the killings in the Valley particularly cold-blooded murder of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mir Hafizullah in various parts of the valley.
Hurriyat Conference leaders and workers including Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Bilal Sidiqui, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah, Khawaja Firdous, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Rashid Lone, Showkat Ahmad, Arshad Ahmad, Ashiq Hussain and other hundreds workers and youth held the protest demonstrations at Hyderpora and Rambheelgad.
On the occasion, leaders strongly condemning the act and said that “democracy is shredding its every fiber and stands completely exposed here in Kashmir.”
They said that “bullets tear apart every Kashmiri irrespective of age, sex or status and the only difference is that killing of our mujahedeen is owned and celebrated, while as political leaders and workers are killed under the banner of unidentified.”
They further said that “under the patronage of agencies and forces, these guns have long back been recognized by the Kashmiris and people cannot be deceived by government narratives.”
“The military might has miserably failed to contain the pro-freedom sentiment and people’s commitment, that is why they have stooped so low to act upon the kill list prepared 2 years ago, so that sincere and dedicated leaders, workers and sympathizers are gunned in cold-blood in broad-day-light and deceitfully escaping the blame,” he said.
Leaders reiterated “their stand that such cowardly and inhuman acts can in no way suppress us and every drop of spilled blood of our martyrs gives the freedom struggle courage and inspiration to be more aggressive and committed.”