Srinagar: Huriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani described the presence of a sea of people at the funeral prayers of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani as “clear referendum” and appealed to the international community to respect the freedom sentiments of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
He urged the world community to play its role to ensure that right to self determination was granted to Kashmiris. He asked the international community to shun double standards and doublespeak on Kashmir.
“The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his advisors must read the writing on the wall that India cannot oppress Kashmir by its military might and could not win over the hearts of the people of Kashmir ever,” Geelani said in statement.
Geelani condemned the killing of peaceful demonstrators on Sunday by the Indian forces. He expressed anguish and pain over the killing of innocent people and injuries to hundreds of civilians.
He said the Indian forces and some police officials are targeting the youth to create a hostile environment in Kashmir.
While saluting the courage of Burhan Wani and his associates Geelani said that his martyrdom would be a milestone in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and it has ushered the freedom movement into a new era.
The Indian media and New Delhi have been calling Burhan and other mujahideen as ‘terrorists’ but now it has been proven that they are the real heroes of Kashmir and Kashmir’s freedom struggle has nothing to do with terrorism.
“What the Indian forces are doing here is terrorism,” Geelani said.
Burhan’s martyrdom has proven that the struggle for freedom is holy and is justified as the whole nation supports it, he said, and blamed Mehbooba Mufti and RSS “for the murder of people”.
He said that Mehbooba could not conduct the inquiry in the killings of 2010 which she had condemned then and had also sought resignation from Omar Abdullah blaming him for the murder of scores of youth.
Geelani condemned the government forces’ action of stopping the ambulances ferrying injured people to hospitals and also those policemen who attacked the attendants in hospitals.
“He asked the International community to take strong notice of the genocide happening in Kashmir as the life of people is in danger here,” a Hurriyat spokesman said.