Chairman of Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani has expressed his deep grief over civilian killings in Qazigund shootout and extended condolences with bereaved families.
In a statement, Geelani blamed "stubborn attitude" of New Delhi for "continuous bloodshed in Kashmir." "Since last several decades, people in state are facing war like situation," he said.
Meanwhile, on the direction of Geelani, district president, Farooq Ahmad Shah participated in funeral prayers of slain youth in Qaimoh, while as assistant general secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumji was placed under house arrest and barred from participation in funeral prayer.
"Situation in state is turning appalling with each passing day and that Indian authorities rely on their military might to suppress people's aspirations and muzzle voices. The resentment from youth is justified. Our youth are taking arms to put an end to slavery and barbarity," he said.
"Unending curbs on political activities and continuous detention of resistance leadership has created political uncertainty in state and as such our youth are quite disheartened with prevailing situation as peaceful activities are denied," he said. , Geelani referring to awful situation in detention centers and police lockups, said that "people particularly youth are subjected third degree torture by police authorities."
Taking dig at state police, Geelani said that to prove themselves as relevant & more loyal, surpassed all limits, while inflicting atrocities.
Condemning Delhi for its "unrealistic approach", Geelani said that "continuous bloodshed in state and consequently dead bodies of our youngsters give us extreme pain."