Geelani grieved over killing of militant, policeman

‘New Delhi Responsible For Bloodshed In Kashmir’

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 19 2017 12:45AM | Updated Date: Nov 19 2017 12:45AM
Geelani grieved over killing of militant, policeman

Paying tributes to slain militant Mugais Mir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said he equally felt for the sub-inspector Imran Tak who was also killed in Zakura gunfight yesterday, while blaming New Delhi for “bloodshed” in Kashmir.

“We equally feel for him and it is quite sad. Prevailing bloodshed is the outcome of forced control,” Geelani in a statement said referring to slain police officer.

He said, “More than six lakh people were slain during forced control and Mugais too was bestowed with an eternal life by Almighty Allah.”

“As a true Muslim, we believe that martyrs never die instead are alive. This is the reason that every true believer derives satisfaction and never regrets. However, it is very unfortunate that Indian authorities have crossed all limits and are inflicting atrocities and killing innocents,” he said.

“I am dismayed over the silence maintained by sensible people in India. They should ask their rulers to fulfil their pledge and ascertain the aspiration of people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Charging New Delhi with “deceit”, Geelani said that “they are desperate to create a civil war like situation in Kashmir. People are well aware about the folly’s being played by them.”

“We are hopeful and believe that this era will come to an end soon,” he said condemning the “unabated detentions, curbs and bullying by authorities.”

“Despite their tall claims and parroting about upholding the democratic norms, they don’t even allow us to participate in funerals of our slain youth,” Geelani said.

He condemned the “house detention” of Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Hurriyat spokesperson Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Muhammad Yasin Ataie, Omar Adil Dar and Syed Imtiaz Haider. “For past seven years, I have been in continuous house detention and police authorities don’t allow me to venture out or participate in funerals,” Geelani added.

Appealing international human rights organisations, Geelani impressed upon them to take cognizance of the “forced control and worsening situations in the state.”

Meanwhile, on the directions of Geelani, a deputation comprising Mudasir Nadvi, Mustafa Sultan, led by Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, visited Parimpora and participated in funeral prayers of Mugais Mir. GKNN


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