Lauds Tahirs family for refusing to accept Blood Money
SRINAGAR: Asking Omar Abdullah to step down in the interest of people if was feeling helpless, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani Friday alleged that the pro-India politicians were shedding crocodile tears to win sympathy of Kashmiris.
Geelani in a telephonic address to a Friday gathering in the Old Town Baramulla said that Omar Abdullah was sailing in two boats which signifies that he wants to rule the state at the cost of human lives. Dont you think we should laugh the way Omar Abdullah broke down in the Assembly? He said.
On the one hand he sheds crocodile tears while on the other hand he orders men in uniform to suppress the sentiments of people, Geelani alleged.
He said that if Omar Abdullah was really concerned about the people of Kashmir then he should resign. We all know he will not resign because chair and power was everything for him.
If Omar Abdullah has no powers to save peoples lives, he should resign. If they have no authority and are powerless, why should the MLAs sit in the assembly. They should resign without any delay, Geelani said.
While condemning the alleged excesses committed by men in uniform Geelani appealed people to follow the programme of Muthida Majlis-e-Mashawart (MMM) in letter and spirit till the body of Afzal Guru was not returned back to Kashmiri people.
Geelani congratulated the family of Tahir Ahmad Sofi, who was killed in army firing in old town Baramulla on Tuesday, for refusing to accept the ex-gratia relief of rupees 5 lakh from the government.
I salute the family for refusing to sell the blood of their son. It should serve as an example for all Kashmiris. I appeal people not to sell the blood of martyrs by taking part in elections and casting votes, Geelani said.
Rejecting the probe ordered by the government into the firing incident at Baramulla in which the youth was killed, Geelani alleged that the government has given license to the forces to kill innocent people. We have seen the fate of hundreds of such FIRs, commissions and probes. They are just an eye wash and a tactic to buy time.
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