Srinagar: Hurriyat Confernece (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday stressedfor cancellation of by- election to parliament and asked the state authorities to end the ‘incessant bloodshed’ and instead seek people’s mandate with respect to political destiny of state through referendum.
In a statement Geelani while expressing grief over the death of Muzafar Ahmad of Kulgam who succumbed to injuries after being hit by a bullet on by-poll day in Ganderbal on April 9, he said that instead of sponsoring or staging election drama, Indian authorities need to respect the aspirations of people and resolve Kashmir issue.
Referring to upcoming by-elections in south Kashmir, Geelani called authorities to desist from their egoistic approach and cancel bye elections to south Kashmir as there are apprehensions of escalation in terrifying incidents in valley.
Geelani expressed deep grief over the ‘martyrdom’ of Muzafar Ahmad and extended his condolences to bereaved family. Geelani said guarantee and dignity of life in state is at stake and Indian authorities are “brutally massacring our young generation”.
“Youth feel dejected and do-or-die like situation is evolving due to stubborn attitude of Indian authorities,” Geelani said.
“People in Kashmir are peace loving and believe in mutual harmony and brotherhood. However, instead of addressing their issues, Indian authorities are resorting to brute force against people,” he said.