Srinagar, Apr 19: Resistance leadership on Wednesday condemned use of ‘brute force’ against students and called peaceful protest after Friday prayers on Apr 21.
Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued to KNS, while criticizing state administration for invading educational institutions and assaulting students, said “it is absolute state terrorism.”
“We won’t allow any depraved action against our youngsters. Students are future of our nation, said leadership while hailing student community for their exemplary valor. People thorough boycott declared their verdict and this frustrated Delhi and its henchmen,” said leadership.
They said that “after the flop show of parliamentary bye-elections, the forces were infuriated, used unwanted force against protesting students and ‘barged into Pulwama College and thrashed students without any justification.”
”We pay our salute and are all praise for our young generation for their bravery. They stand guarantee for our promising and bright future and that is the reason that Delhi feels scare about this development,” said leadership.
Referring to ‘repressive measures’ employed by Indian authorities, the pro-freedom leadership said that “though they tried their hard to bargain our interests, however they failed.”
Ridiculing state cabinet for their plea for maintenance of peace, the leadership said that “it is the forces and state police that is creating anarchy and lawlessness and resorting to brute and callous approach against peace-loving people of state.”
“The rulers instead of calling people for maintenance of peace should check and restrict their forces,” said resistance leadership.
Blaming forces for unleashing terror across state, leadership said that “on fateful day of Apr9, forces killed eight innocents, used force against peaceful students while injuring scores.”
“It is undeclared martial law and state has been virtually handed over to forces, said they and forces feel free to kill anybody whosoever comes in their way. Till now no one was asked for his wrongdoings nor they were brought to book,” said leadership.
“They are law unto themselves, while referring to forces and no accountability exits,” said leaders.
Referring to an incident in which a youth was used as human shield, the leadership said that “those involved in this gruesome act, instead of making him accountable, is being encouraged. It is shameful act that said officer is being portrayed as hero,” they said.
Strongly criticizing NC, PDP and other pro-Indian parties, the leadership said that “their conscience is nowhere and rather it is gone. They are pursuing power politics and least care about innocent people.”
“We are with you,” said leadership while addressing student community and nation stands with you.
They asked people to hold protest and demonstrate solidarity with student community on coming Friday. (KNS)