Youth pelting stones in self-defence: Geelani
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 23: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday accused the troopers and cops of pelting stones on Kashmiris and attacking their houses.
The veteran leader said while the youth are maintaining discipline during protests, they are forced to pelt stones only in self-defence. “Ironically while the youth are booked for stone pelting, the troopers and cops are openly pelting stone on people and their houses,” he said.
Geelani castigated the news channels for what he said blacking out stone pelting by troopers and cops.
“I have been urging the youth to keep these protests peaceful, but due to atrocities by the troopers the situation has taken a serious turn,” he said.
Geelani expressed concern over the deteriorating health of Mian Abdul Qayoom and Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. “They have been denied the medicare facilities. This is sheer political vengeance. I ask the representative of ICRC in Kashmir that if they can’t provide medicare facilities to political prisoners then they have no role in the Valley,” he said.
He expressed concern over the use of pellet gun. “Using lethal weapons on the unarmed protests in a facet of state terrorism unleashed to crush the movement. But we resolve to take the movement to its logical conclusion,” he said.
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