Children worst sufferers of armed confilict, says Geelani

Children worst sufferers of armed confilict, says Geelani
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SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has expressed deep grief over the death of a 10-year-old Musharraf Fayaz of Shopian who had received serious injuries after an unexploded shell went off at the gunfight site in Ganpora area of the south Kashmir district last week.
“We are grieved over the sad incident,” said Geelani in a statement. Extending his condolences to the grieved family, Geelani said Indian forces have virtually turned state into a battlefield. Geelani also addressed mourners over phone. He said our innocent children are the “worst sufferers of this forced occupation”.
Slamming New Delhi and their “henchmen” in JK, Geelani said, “Killing, molestation and humiliation goes unabated and armed forces are not accountable for their heinous crimes. Even our innocent kids are insecure. Our youth are being killed\ll a success.
Geelani also expressed deep grief over the murder of a goldsmith in Sopore and extended condolence and sympathy to the grieved family.
“It is a serious matter, and those involved in this heinous and coldblooded, murder deserve stringent punishment,” he said.
Geelani appealed to people to check the increasing waywardness, immoral and unscrupulous activities in the society.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat statement said police have detained dozens of resistance leaders and activists ahead of Shopian Chalo programme.
“Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) general secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai has been detained at his Baghat residence and Mohammad Ashraf Laya has been placed under house arrest,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat expressed deep grief over the demise of Syed Meerak Shah, cousin brother of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani. Geelani has expressed gratitude for all those who expressed condolence with him on the demise of his cousin brother.