SRINAGAR: Paying rich tributes to youth slain in Sumbal Bandipora, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said youth lay their lives to end the “age-old slavery of their nation”.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said that youth were “putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honour these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end”.
Geelani accused authorities for creating “appalling” situations in Jammu and Kashmir and said they are “looking for excuses to create 90s like situation in state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth”.
“This arrogance, haughtiness and persistent denial can’t hold water for long and India must come to terms with the writing on the wall,” he said.
The Hurriyat chairman alleged that India‘s “rigid and stubborn approach” and “insensitivity” was the “sole reason for this unabated bloodshed”. “They are mercilessly killing our youth and on one pretext or the other”.
Geelani said that J&K’s economy always remained an easy target for New Delhi. “It is their well thought ploy to make every soul dependent,” he said, adding that “New Delhi wanted to cripple the economy and create sense of insecurity. They “are very desperate to see us holding begging bowel”.
Geelani asked Indian authorities to shun their “rigid and stubborn approach” and fulfil its commitment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Shelving the issue for long will deteriorate further the flared situation,” he said. “The standstill and status-quo position will flare already charged atmosphere between the two nuclear powers in sub-continent”.