Hartals, protests are just to remind our people: Geelani


Srinagar: Remembering 28 year old Kupwara genocide, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said that almost three decades have passed but the culprits of this heinous crime continue to roam free and not a single person has been brought to book till date.

According to the statement issued here, Geelani said that although whole Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed ‘barbarism and brutality’, but Kupwara bore most of the brunt and Martyrs graveyards in the district stand testimony to it.

He further said that the countless orphans and widows are a live proof of India’s hegemony and its atrocities.

“Our loved ones in these graveyards put a huge responsibility on our shoulders not to deviate for this noble cause. Innocent faces of the orphans and the tearful eyes of the widows are more than enough to remind every soul of this nation that these budding youth have given their blood for a sacred cause which in no way should be forgotten and hartals and protests are just to remind our people that we owe a lot to these brave hearts otherwise everybody knows that our already fragile economy is further weakened by such financial curbs, but conscious nations can never think of shying away from these sacrifices and our people have proved it every now and then,” he said.

Hurriyat Chairman further said that “we want to convey to the brutal oppressor that although we are weak and helpless but we are not sellable, we can’t even think of any compromise.”

Geelani said that “huge human investment have made our movement so precious that nobody can dare to bargain it for his own benefits.”

“We once again make pledge that we will fight this oppression till our last breath,” he said.

Meanwhile, a special prayer meeting was held in Kupwara by Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, where sacrifices our youth particularly Kupwara were remembered and tributes where paid to them and it was reiterated that “come what may we will continue to fight for our cherished goal of freedom from India.”

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