Geelani condemns ‘excesses’ in Aalikadal

Srinagar:  Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday condemned the hooliganism of CRPF personnel and excesses against civilians, shopkeepers and a four year old innocent child in old city in Aalikadal locality.

Geelani said that India forces have let loose a reign of terror, the civilians are being harassed on various excuse and their basic rights are being violated. While strongly criticizing over the presence of military camps in civilian areas, Geelani said that it is sheer violation and against the spirit of international charter and guidelines.

These camps are creating nuisance and trouble for common man and are source of immense difficulties and hardships for the people living in these localities. Geelani said that state authorities are worthless and serve no purpose and it is the writ of the forces which runs. Nobody among the authorities dares to stop or ask them for their excesses against the civilians and even Omar Abdullah has no hold over state police and this institute is being run by Home Ministry, said Geelani.

Referring to Aali Kadal incident in which civilian including a four year girl was assaulted and beaten up, Geelani said that though it is a serious matter, however, an official from the state government cannot dare to enquire about the incident and see the motive behind this barbaric act.

No FIR will be lodged against the erring CRPF personnel nor will they be prosecuted in any court. Geelani said that forces enjoy impunity under the garb of AFSPA and have license to kill, beat or humiliate and nobody can ask their authority or bother about.

He expressed his surprise over the statement issued by police that CRPF personnel after an incident of stone-throwing incident swung into action.

“How a four-year-old girl could threw stones and what was the justification for an assault on her,” asked Geelani. It is unfortunate that state authorities instead of coming to the rescue of locals defend the forces for their excesses against the innocent civilians, said Geelani.

He expressed his deep sympathy with the innocent child, her family and those injured in the incident and said that these incidents will happen till the last trooper of India remains on our soil and to overcome this, we have only one option to peruse the freedom and resistant movement with sincerity and never   let down our passion and sprits for our freedom movement, said Geelani. 

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