Geelani: Now Kashmiris get bullets for power
Srinagar, Jan 5: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday castigated the State Government for unabated human rights violations in the State saying now even peaceful protesters seeking basic amenities are responded with bullets.
“Kashmiris who have been peacefully fighting for their inalienable right to self-determination always face batons and bullets. Now the situation in the State has attained such horrendous ramifications that people seeking basic amenities like power also are responded with bullets,” Geelani said in a telephonic address from Delhi during a seminar ‘UN Resolutions, a Benchmark for Solving Kashmir Issue.”
The seminar was organised by Hurriyat (G) to mark the 63rd anniversary of passing of first Resolution by UN in favour of right to self determination to people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani termed the recent killing of Altaf Ahmad by CISF personnel in Boniyar area as “an inhumane act.” “Lakhs of Kashmiris have been martyred for seeking the right to self-determination, by various security agencies since 1989. It is high time for resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of its people,” he said.
Geelani said the UN was morally and legally bound to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.
“UN can impress upon India and Pakistan to cooperate in implementation of different resolutions passed by it. The two countries have already fought three wars over Kashmir, and role of the UN general secretary towards resolving the Kashmir dispute becomes more imperative in view of the nuclear-capability of the neighboring countries. India should not be allowed to put world peace at risk,” he added.
Geelani also impressed upon the Delhi to respect the promises made by its leaders in UN General Assembly.
“UN resolutions are still relevant. So it should take cognizance of India’s reluctance to allow International intervention in resolution of Kashmir issue and probe all the human rights violations committed by forces in Kashmir,” Geelani said.
On the occasion, Geelani also paid tributes to 45 people who were killed by the Border Security Force personnel on January 6, 1993 in Sopore. He urged people of the Apple Town to observe complete shutdown on Friday.
In his addresses, the president of High Court Bar Association Mian Abdul Qayoom highlighted the importance of UN resolutions and its obligations on India and Pakistan.
The seminar among others addressed by Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Maulvi Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, while Firdous Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Muhammad Khan, Nisar Hussain Rather, Masooda Parveen, Muhammad Abdullah Sheikh and Ghulam Muhammad Ganai were present on the occasion.
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