Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani called pro-India politicians in Kashmir as “collaborators of bloodshed and genocide of Kashmiris and paid goons of Delhi”, while hailing people for their steadfastness in the ongoing crisis.
“The paid goons of Delhi help our killers just for their personal benefits but they must remember that history doesn’t spare anybody. They will be remembered as the tools of these butchers and will have to pay a heavy price if not here then hereafter,” he said.
The statement said Geelani, who addressed people from his residence, warned government against compelling employees to defy the ongoing protests.
“Officers especially those from outside the state are issuing curfew passes to their employees and compelling them to defy the ongoing protests. We warn those outsiders that you are not in India but in Jammu and Kashmir and you need to respect the sentiment of the majority and stop playing the dirty role of helping the oppressors, otherwise you will be yourself responsible for the consequences,” he added.
The octogenarian leader appealed to the government employees that they should join their people and raise voice against the atrocities and unjust treatment meted out to their brethren.
“They are not alone but the entire nation is with them as this is our common cause,” Geelani said while appealing people to follow the resistance programme issued by joint resistance camp.
Commenting on the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech that “ethos of Democracy, Humanity and Kashmiriyat will be upheld”, Geelani said Kashmir has tasted the fruits of the Indian democracy for the last 69 years.
“Their so-called democracy has forcibly occupied our territory and they use all their un-democratic means to suppress our just struggle,” he said.
“Indian rulers should feel ashamed to utter words like humanity as they are most inhuman and brutal people and if anybody wants to see the imprints of their so-called humanity they should come and see how every nook and corner of Kashmir is stained with the blood of innocents,” he said.
Referring to “Kashmiryat” by Indian home minister, Geelani said that Kashmiris don’t need lecture from anybody especially those whose hands are “soaked with human blood especially Kashmiris”.
“We hold our tradition even in the toughest times and we are proud of these values and our non-Muslim brothers stand testimony to our beliefs,” he added.