Delhi’s Military Might Can’t Break Our Resolve: Geelani

Congratulates Turkish president Erdogan

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday blamed Indian rulers for continuous bloodshed in state, saying “we are not even allowed to mourn our slain youth”.

In a statement, Geelani paid tributes to youth killed in Cheddar Kulgam and condemned the killing of Shahid Nazir Hajam and Shakoor Ahmad Dar and showering of pellets over peaceful mourners.

Lashing out at policymakers in Delhi, Geelani said they have set forth their strategy and are looking for excuses to create a 1990-like sit­uation in the state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth.

“Our economy has always re­mained an easy target and it is their well-thought ploy to make ev­ery soul dependant,” Hurriyat (G) chairman said.

He said Delhi wants to “kill each soul in an occupied state and crip­ple our economy”.

Geelani said Kashmir is not a law and order problem but a politi­cal and humanitarian issue. “The military might can’t silence us or break our resolve. If authorities think they can deter us from pur­suing our birthright then they are mistaken,” he said.

“The repressive measures will prove counterproductive and it is better to accept the people’s decree for the right to self-determination, resolve the issue and accept people’s verdict. It will prove beneficial both for India and its people,” Geelani said.

Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani has congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his success in the pres­idential elections.

“Our long and painful walk to freedom demands and deserved more practical and concrete steps from every freedom-loving nation especially the collective forum of Muslim countries—so that there is an end to our sufferings and we are allowed to live an honourable and peaceful life,” he said.

“We are all praise for his moral support to our cause and hope Tayy­ip Erdogan will play a pivotal and impressive role for peaceful solu­tion of Kashmir issue,” Geelani said adding that New Delhi’s “unabated repression and brutality has its im­prints through length and breadth of the region and we as a nation have fought to our maximum to free ourselves, but we are still not able to achieve our goal of freedom”.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said the main hindrance and bottleneck is New Delhi’s reluctance and “arro­gance of power” on one hand, and the “dirty and mean role of local turncoats” on the other.

“India’s brute occupation sup­ported by local henchmen is aug­mented and encouraged by the criminal silence of Muslim coun­tries,” he said.

“In these grim and tiring sce­narios, any favourable voice from anywhere acts as a soother which cements our resolve and commit­ment to continue fighting for our long-cherished goal of freedom,” Geelani said.

 Malik asks UN to intervene to stop bloodshed in Kashmir

“Blood of innocent humans is being spilled ruth­lessly in Kashmir and this is the responsibility of United Nations to intervene and stop this blood­shed. During last ten days, about two dozen Kashmiris have fallen to the bullets of trigger happy In­dians who at the behest of their political masters are engaged in this genocide,” said the chair­man of Jammu Kashmir Libera­tion Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday.

A party spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said that police in the wee hours of Mon­day today raided the residence of JKLF chairman and arrested him. He was immediately shifted to police station Kothi Bagh.

Malik in a statement said, “Though for the last three years, blood of innocent Kashmiris is being spilled mercilessly but since last ten days, this blood bath has been speeded-up alarm­ingly and dozens of innocent Kashmiris have fallen to the bullets of Indian (forces).”

“Indian army, forces, SOG and police have speeded-up this blood­bath apparently at the behest of their political masters who want to take advantage in upcoming elections by killing more and more Kashmiris. What can be more atrocious than playing politics on human blood and tragedy and only fascists following the foot-steps of Hitler and Mussolini can do this horrible job,” Malik said.

He said since last day of Ra­madhan, “a new phase of terror and oppression was launched by India in the name of disciplining common people”.

Asking international community to intervene and stop “Indian aggres­sion” on Kashmiris, JKLF chairman said, “Recently, a heartening report was released by UN regarding hu­man rights abuses in Jammu Kash­mir. Today United Nations Humans Rights Council is in session at Ge­neva and suppressed Kashmiris are eagerly looking towards it. We want to urge UN human rights council to have a human heart and sympathet­ic look towards oppressed Kashmiris and intervene to stop ongoing geno­cide of Kashmiris by Indian forces.”

He said it is imperative upon the UN to follow its posi­tive report with concrete steps to help Kashmiris realize their self-determination and address the long pending dispute of Jammu Kashmir.

Expressing solidarity with those families who lost their dear ones during last few days, Malik said the pain and agony inflicted on these families is huge. “We want to assure them that the whole nation stands be­hind them in this hour of grief and sorrow,” he said.

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