Everything will be snatched from us, if we remain contended with slavery: Geelani
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday paid tributes to slain Kulgam and Tral militants, saying that ‘bloodshed on such a large scale should have acted as an eye opener for the world community.’
Geelani as per a statement issued here said that “champions of democracy and human rights should have woken up to see with their own eyes that a small nation strives hard to achieve their basic and fundamental right for the last seven decades and has rendered great sacrifices in the form of life and livelihood, but oppressor continues to be in denial mode and they only respond through the barrel of gun to silence every voice for freedom.”
“Our nation has to stand by this movement as our life, honour, culture, religion and even the land is at stake and if we remain contended with this slavery, everything will be snatched from us,” he said.
He appealed for a complete poll boycott of ongoing Panchayat elections and cautioned people that voting for anybody amounts to betrayal as these votes are used as affirmative verdict to hoodwink the international community.
Geelani further said that those elected by votes play a ‘shameless role’ and obey every command from their masters, just to remain in power.