SRINAGAR: Reacting to the reports about the visit of some parliament members to the state, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Monday said that it is surprising that lawmakers in Delhi “only wake up from their sleep by death and destruction of Kashmiris”.
“Indian armed forces and local police have unleashed the reign of terror in the state, slitting the throats of more than 60 innocents, blinding about 400, injuring about 6,000 and after complete one month of brutal carnage, these people are coming to soothe our wounds,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
He said that these people were not ready to come out of the “cocoon of their national interest”.
He appealed the people to welcome them with slogans of freedom “wherever they go, whichever place they visit”.
“They should be told unanimously and in one voice that no employment, no package, no development and even no mockery of so-called negotiations can fade or weaken the zest of our demand for Azadi. It should be conveyed to them in more than clear terms that our struggle will continue till the last Indian solider on our soil,” he said.
Geelani said that policemen join the demonstrations in civil dresses to identify the protesting youth and arrest them later.
“In police station, they are subjected to worse kind of torture and inhuman and uncivilized treatment. They demand ransom for their release, thereby making it a very profitable business for them,” he said.
He warned the “black sheep” in police to desist from their “anti-movement” activities.
“These black sheep in police are once again warned that either they desist from these anti-people and anti movement activities or face the consequences as we all especially young generation are the custodians of this holy struggle and we keep an eagle’s eye on it and will never allow anybody who so ever he or she may be to derail it,” Geelani warned.