‘Oppression we are subjected to has surpassed heinous crimes of Changez and Halako’

SRINAGAR: “We have read in history about the heinous crimes of “Changez and Halako, but the repression and oppression we are subjected to have surpassed them as well,” Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, said on Friday.
Speaking to media before he was arrested, Geelani, as per a statement issued here, said that he has not been allowed to offer Friday prayers since 2010.
“Today also, I am being prevented from this religious obligation, which is the worst kind of human rights violation and we strongly condemned this act,” he said.
Commenting on the “regret” of the army officer on the “cold-blooded murder” of 30-year-old lecturer in Khrew, Geelani said that “this killer army” has been doing “this mockery” for the last seven decades and after “these inhuman crimes”, they try to pacify the people by ordering the “so-called probes”.
Responding to the army’s denial to report about handling the ongoing uprising, Geelani said: “This is ridiculous and a big joke.”
“What was army doing in this village of Khrew in the thick of night, where they broke the window panes of houses and subjected the people to physical torture which resulted in the death of this innocent young man?” he questioned.
“The army claims to be a disciplined force, but for us they are disciplined only in killings and know various lethal methods of snatching our precious lives.”
Geelani also condemned the incident of firing on an ambulance driver on Thursday.

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