SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday paid tributes to martyrs of ‘Gawkadal Massacre’ saying “the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and the nation will never forget their sacrifices”.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said, “As a nation, we are committed to fulfill the martyrs’ mission. As long as Indian forces are here, such pain giving events will continue to happen and further add to the never uncertainty in the region.”
He reiterated his appeal to human rights organisations including the Amnesty International to utilise offices in bringing to book “the perpetrators involved in heinous crimes against humanity”.
The Hurriyat (G) chairman conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved families ‘Gawkadal Massacre’ saying, “We have rendered unparalleled sacrifices for a sacred cause for which hundreds of graveyards stand testimony. Martyrs sacrificed their future for us and now we are duty bound to pursue their mission.”
Geelani appealed intellectuals, historians, and literary persons to formulate a chronological record and documentation of all these events and massacres and pass on to next generations. “It is an obligation for us to preserve all our records regarding such gruesome events,” he said.
He said those involved in such “heinous” crimes are roaming free and were never prosecuted or brought to book. “They were instead honoured and elevated to higher status. It is because of this unaccountability that people continue to be worst sufferers and face such heart-breaking events,” he said.
Geelani also appealed the United Nations and the international community to “come to the rescue and help (of Kashmiris) to stop genocide and initiate action against perpetrators of these massacres as was initiated against Serb militia in Bosnia, Herzegovina”.