‘New Delhi turned state into garrison’

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Friday said that New Delhi used its “military might” to gag the “peaceful” and “genuine” voices of the Kashmiri people and turned the entire state into a garrison.
He was addressing the media persons before he was arrested to foil the pro-freedom leadership’s ‘Hazratbal Chalo’ programme.
Geelani said that if anybody wanted to witness the “inhuman face of India”, he should come and visit Jammu and Kashmir where “the cruel armed forces of this country are mercilessly killing and eliminating the people of the state and where entire population is branded as terrorists”.
The pro-freedom leader said that the “anti-people” and “anti-movement” policemen should prepare themselves for the judgment day, because they have crossed “all limitations of oppression” against “their own people”.
Reacting to the statement of the Indian home minister, Rajnath Singh, in the SAARC conference held in Islamabad, Pakistan, he said, “India is the largest terrorist country in the world and if anyone is needed to be isolated that is this very country.”
“By issuing such statements, India actually wants to hide its terrorist activities in the region. The worst form of terrorism of all times has been the state terrorist, and India is largest sponsor of state terrorism all over the country, particularly in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
He said not just the people of Jammu Kashmir, but “the very citizens of India like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Aadivasies (tribal people), etc are feeling the heat of the state terrorism of India”.
“Nobody has forgotten the government-sponsored Gujarat carnage in 2002 where more than three thousand innocent and unarmed Muslims including children, women, and an Indian parliament member were mercilessly burnt alive.
“India has broken all the records of oppression and repression and it is the leading nation in the world with human rights violations and this country has transformed the secularism into terrorism,” he said.
The Hurriyat Chairman also paid rich tributes to the courage and valor of the people of Doda, Banihal, Rajouri, Kishtiwar, Ramban and Pounch who are showing their affiliation with the ongoing freedom struggle.

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