Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that the report prepared by rights watchdog, Amnesty International is a matter of grave concern and must be an eye opener for India.
“A total ban on the indiscriminate use of pellet guns and other lethal weapons against the human beings, as in Kashmir demanded by the Amnesty International needs compliance by the men in uniform,” he said.
Geelani hailed the report prepared by the Amnesty International India chapter and produced by its Executive Director Akar Patel wherein the quantum of human rights violations at the hands of Indian occupational armed forces is ‘highly alarming’.
The pro-freedom leader termed it highly regrettable that these lethal weapons are used against the peaceful protests organized by the people raising the slogan for right to self-determination since 1947.
The statement elaborated that the frequent use of heavy weapons and repressive measure in Jammu and Kashmir have became a routine matter and people are used to such cruel methods of physical and mental torture.
Geelani criticized the extension of a judicial remand of senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah and Mohammad Aslam Wani by NIA for further two weeks to prolong the illogical and illegal detention at Tihar Jail.
He also condemned the NIA action to summon the Bar Association Kashmir President Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoum repeatedly at its Delhi office.
The veteran leader termed the role of NIA as ‘highly politically motivated’ to victimize respectable people belonging to all walks of life so as to keep them away from the ongoing peaceful people’s movement for achieving the right to self-determination.
He praised the steadfastness as shown by a young Hurriyat activist, Umar Aadil Dar who is languishing in Police Station Humhama detained against ‘a fictitious FIR’.
Geelani appealed the UNO and other International Human Rights Organizations to prevail upon the Indian state authorities to shun the brutal and excessive use of lethal weapons and human rights violations against the peace loving people of Kashmir.