‘Rigid approach’ of India led to loss of lives in JK: Geelani

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Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said that due to the ‘rigid and stubborn approach’ of India, the loss of precious human lives in Jammu & Kashmir continue.

“Our youth everyday sacrifice their lives to fight the forced military occupation,” he said while addressing via telephone the funeral procession of the Kulgam youth who was slain in an encounter with Army yesterday.

Paying glorious tributes to the slain youth, Geelani said, “Martyrs place a very heavy responsibility on our shoulders that to carry forward their mission and protect these sacrifices at any cost.”

In his condolence message, Geelani said, “No conscious human being likes violence by nature but when a person is denied the right to live the life he wants, he has no option but to resist and without caring for the results, he fights back. Kashmiri is a peace loving and a very humble nation and follow “live and let live” policy but India landed its troops in Jammu & Kashmir in 1947 and forcibly enslaved the people of this region,” Geelani said.

“Our nation used peaceful and democratic ways for about 40 long years to oppose the Indian forced occupation but this country paid no heed to those peaceful voices and tried hard to muzzle the voice with the help of its military power. The direction which our freedom struggle adopted after the 1989 was the reaction of the arrogant policies of India and when India continued to close his eyes from the ground realities, the Kashmiri people in 2008, 2009 and 2010 come out on roads in huge number and openly expressed their wishes and desire,” he said.

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