Srinagar, May 17: Paying tributes to the youth killed in Pulwama and Shopian encounters, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Friday said that blood-bath, death and destruction all around in the valley is only because of Indian rulers, who very cunningly are still in denial mode.
Condemning the use of force against the civilians, Geelani as per a statement issued to KNO said that on the pretext of search and cordon operations common people especially youth are deliberately targeted with bullets and pellets by the men in uniform. “In this grim situation the life of common people has became miserable and vulnerable at the hands of armed forces in every nook and corner of the state especially in South Kashmir,” he said.
Paying tributes to the slain militants and civilians in Pulwama and Shopian, Hurriyat chairman said that New Delhi through its forces has crossed all the limits of barbarism in Kashmir by killings, arresting, torturing and detaining Kashmiris regardless of age and gender to force them surrender before their military might, but India will never succeed in its nefarious designs in diluting and crushing the sentiment of freedom and ongoing movement for inalienable right to self-determination, as Kashmiri people are determined to continue the ongoing sacred movement of the martyrs till it reaches the logical conclusion and will never allow these supreme sacrifices go waste.
He said that even after massacres on daily basis, men in uniform are not satisfied; they kill youth in broad-day-light and in the dead of night raid their house to pick them up and subject them to ruthless treatment in police stations and other interrogation centers. Pro-freedom leader said that “agencies push our youth to wall where they leave no other way than to take an extreme step, so that the occupation forces have a reason to eliminate them.”
Geelani said that suffocating the entire nation, economically handicapping them and infusing fear of life and livelihood–Indian brute forces leave no stone unturned to throttle our innocent people especially youth so that they succumb to this tyranny and content themselves with Indian slavery, but this cunning tactics have never worked in past nor will they work today.
People are conscious and aware of the dreaded, catastrophic and disastrous effects of occupation and can never yield to this highhandedness and arrogance, he said, adding that “our nation has proved it beyond doubt far the last 71 years and will continue to do so in future as well till India accepts this hard reality and respects its own commitments made on national and International fora.”