Srinagar, Mar 08: Remembering Lassa Khan, on his death anniversary, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today said that 87 years old man had shouldered coffins of four sons and two nephews martyred by Indian troops before he passed away on March 6, 2016.
A resident of Kokernag area in Anantnag (Islamabad) district late Lassa Khan is and will remain a torch bearer of the resistance movement. Lassa Khan and his brave wife suffered a lot after their sons were martyred one by one however they did not give up their freedom aspirations.
Despite all odds, great Lassa Khan never felt dejected. He always used to feel proud of being father of four sons who laid their lives for the cause of freedom.
Paying homage to the great soul, JKDFP said that such citizens are always gifted from the creator and do not need any appreciation from people as they get rewards from Almighty Allah.
JKDFP said that Kashmiri people are spilling blood only to achieve their cherished goal of freedom for which people like Lassa Khan have sacrificed tremendously and leaders like JKDFP chief Shabir Shah are jailed.
Srinagar, March 08: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday alleged ruling coalition in state for providing safe passage to those accused in Kathua rape and murder case. Blaming authorities for deliberate attempt to hush up the case by destroying evidences and building up a communal narrative around the heinous crime, Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern and while referring to Asiya and Nilofer rape and murder case, added that local police and stooges influenced the investigations and later case was shelved without assigning any reason.
Lashing at ruling elite, Geelani said they are trampling all norms and ethics and added that instead of preserving the evidences the police destroyed all evidences to save skin of those involved in barbarous crime.
Syed Ali Geelani condemned the “politicization and communalization” of an eight-year-old girl’s rape and murder and alleged that vested and communal sections were politicizing and communalizing situations, thus sabotage investigations”.
It is a well thought out ploy to save criminals and in-depth investigation will lead to more arrests and will certainly reveal the involvement of more assailants, asserted Geelani.
It is quite strange that instead of cooperating with investigating agencies to nab culprits, these stale minded elements are creating hurdles, saying that this indicates that those organising rally and protests in favour of criminals, too are involved and demanded fast track court trial so that justice can be dispensed,” he said.
Commenting over the slow pace in investigations, intentions to handover case to CBI and pressure created by vested interests, Syed Ali Geelani said that it is a deliberate move to shelve the case as was observed in Asiya and Nilofer Shopian double murder and rape case.
Blaming BJP and other communal elements for hooliganism, bullying and instigating sectarian strife in state, Geelani said that it will have dire consequences and distressing effect on dignity and honour of citizens living in state.
Geelani stressed for impartial probe and stringent action against those involved in Kathua rape and murder case ,saying ,”we are closely monitoring the case proceedings and situations and won’t allow any lacuna or any attempt to influence investigation”, People won’t act as mute spectator and will react and resent if accused are favoured with lenient view, said Geelani.