Kashmir: Geelani warns varsity, government officers over becoming ‘tools of oppression’

Kashmir: Geelani warns varsity, government officers over becoming ‘tools of oppression’

Asks people to march to Hazratbal in boats
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Thursday expressed concern over the reports that the administration of the state universities were finding excuses to make the attendance of their students mandatory.
In a statement issued here, he said that the universities have announced to start the counseling for graduate and postgraduate courses.
Same way, he said, the PSC and the SSRB had also started the recruiting process for different vacancies and the government contracts are also being allotted through e-tendering and e-advertisements.
“Although the communication blockade is in force in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, so these contracts are being taken away by the non-state people. The authorities are trying to hide their heinous crimes by announcing the scholarship for the students,” he said in a statement issued here.
“The puppet rulers are using their paid agents to break the present peaceful struggle of the people. All this is done with an only aim to divert the attention of the people from the real goal,” he added.
Geelani cautioned the officers of universities and other government departments against becoming “the tools of oppression” and stand with “their” nation at these trying times.
“Today, the youth of Kashmir is on the roads not for the jobs or the scholarships but for the greater cause of freedom and nobody will be allowed to harm this struggle,” he said.
He termed the attitude of state as “arrogance of power”.
“It is now 27 days of bloodshed in Jammu & Kashmir and the fascist rulers of India are still not satisfied with the innocent killings in the state,” he said.
The veteran pro-freedom leader once again appealed the government employees to “play their part in the ongoing freedom struggle of which they are also an important part”.
He reiterated the call for a march to Hazratbal on Friday. He appealed the people residing at Nehru Park, Nishat, Shalimar, Harwan, Nageen areas to proceed towards Hazratbal in Shikaras and boats.
“This march will be peaceful and dignified in every respect. We will offer Friday congregational prayers there and will pay tributes to our martyrs,” he said.

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