Geelani for ‘Bosnia Like Action Against Forces’ Involved in Kashmir Massacres

Srinagar: Paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Gawkadal, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said the blood of these martyrs “will not be allowed to go waste” and nation will never forget the sacrifices rendered by martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres.

“As a nation, we are committed to fulfil their mission,” Hurriyat patriarch said while reiterating his demand, he appealed human rights organizations including Amnesty International to utilize their offices in bringing to book these perpetrators involved in heinous crimes against humanity.

The octogenarian pro-freedom leader said, “as long as Indian forces are there, such pain giving events will occur and it will further add to the never-ending situation of uncertainty.”

Geelani, who is under continuous house detention at his Hyderpora residence, expressed and conveyed his deep feelings for bereaved families of martyrs of Gawkadal massacre and said, “we have given unparalleled sacrifices for a sacred cause and hundreds of graveyards stand testimony for this.”

“Martyrs sacrificed their future for us and now we are duty bound to safeguard these sacrifices and pursue their mission,” he added.

Geelani in his appeal to intellectuals, historians and literary persons impressed to formulate a “chronological record and documentation” of all these events and massacres and pass on to next generations. “It is an obligation for us to preserve all our records regarding such gruesome events.”

The Hurriyat Conference chief while referring to forces officers involved in killings, said, “those involved in these heinous crimes are roaming free and were never prosecuted for their crimes or brought to book, instead were honoured and elevated to higher status.”

“It is because of this unaccountability that people are worst sufferers and are facing these heart-breaking events. Forces feel free and can kill anybody without any fear of accountability,” said Geelani while ridiculing international community for their apathetic approach and indifference towards people of Jammu and Kashmir. “They have turned their blind eye to all these gruesome happenings.”

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