Geelani pays tribute to slain Bla militants
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday paid tributes to the militants who were killed in an encounter on Wednesday in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Geelani as per a statement issued here said that “the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve the nation and we are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end.”
Blaming stubborn attitude of Indian leadership for continuous bloodshed, Hurriyat chairman said that “their denial and unconcern is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Meanwhile remembering the Handwara and Kupwara massacres, Geelani said that “forces have left their brutal footprints in every nook & corner of the state, where armed forces yet again de-shaped and molested the already bloated face of the so-called Indian democracy. People were peacefully protesting against the highhandedness of forces when they were showered with bullets from all around.”
He said that history may have not witnessed such heinous acts of barbarism when peaceful protests were suddenly trapped in a pool of bullets.
Hailing the courageous determination of the families of victims, Geelani said that “we can never afford to distance from the sacred mission of martyrs and need to try our best to get rid of this humiliated slavery.”
“The best way to pay homage to our beloved hero’s is that we should not fall prey to the nefarious designs of our oppressor and their stooges. We should take pledge that we will fight this oppression tooth and nail till our last breath and wishfully will render any sacrifice to achieve our goal,” he said.
While commemorating the 23 slain minority community members of Wandhama killed on 25th January in 1998, Geelani expressed his solidarity and sympathy with the grieved families.
He said that during past 30 years the forces killed thousands of innocents and demanded impartial investigation into this massacre so that the involved forces personnel are held strictly accountable, so it becomes the responsibility of the world community to come forward and fulfill their duties in giving justice to the oppressed and suppressed nation.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed his shock and grief on the demise of brother of pro-freedom leader and his age old companion Shah Wali Mohammad of Seelu Sopore. He prayed for his eternal peace and courage to the bereaved family to bear this tragic loss.