SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani and Dukhataran-e-Millat chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday paid glorious tributes to Saima Wani, sister of slain militant Sameer Ahmad Wani, who succumbed to her injuries on Saturday night after battling for life for 18 days at SKIMS, Soura here.
In a statement, Geelani accused forces for continuous bloodshed and expressed deep sympathy with the family of Saima saying “the atrocities perpetrated and killing graph has touched its highest limits”.
Geelani said forces are directly targeting civilians and unbridled state power is being enforced against innocents. He blamed state administration for unleashing violent measures against unarmed civilians and said even kids and innocent civilians are being killed by “trigger-happy” forces.
“Government forces have virtually waged war against civilians and are carrying massacre under a well-thought-out plan,” he said and urged the international human rights organisations, international community, Asia Watch and Amnesty International to take notice of “terror perpetrated and unabated killings by Indian forces in occupied state”.
He said the peaceful struggle for right to self-determination will continue until the people of Kashmir achieve their goal.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat thanked people for making the protest program of joint resistance leadership (JRL) a success.
“Despite strict government restrictions and indiscriminate arrests of pro-freedom leaders and activists, people followed the program,” Hurriyat said.
“The fact of the matter is that government wants to hide its dark face and weaknesses because whenever people held peaceful demonstrations they were stopped by police through violent means,” the amalgam said. “The successful protest program illustrates that people are committed and won’t feel depressed or exhausted.”
Strongly condemning the arrest of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yassin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Haji Gh. Nabi Sumji, G. A. Gulzar, Bilal Ahmad Sidiqee, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Umar Aadil Dar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Chohan and Sajad Ahmad Pala and scores of other leaders and activists, Hurriyat said these “arbitrary” arrests are unjustified and unlawful.
In a statement, Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on paid glorious tributes to Saima Wani and said, “Despite curbs, thousands participated in her last rites amid intense pro-Pakistan, pro-Islam and anti-India slogans. Saima was a brave Mujahidah who was trying to rescue Muajhid brothers.”
Paying tributes to Saima and her slain brother, Andrabi prayed for patience to the bereaved family to bear the loss. The DeM chairperson also paid tributes to militants who carried out a Fidayeen attack on Indian army camp in Jammu.
“We want to ask India for how long will it keep the pot of blood boiling in Kashmir,” she questioned. “The people in India are well aware of the situation in Kashmir but their politicians have led them astray.”
“(New Delhi) and its stooges in Kashmir should realise it sooner than later that the people of Kashmir have rejected India long ago. They should understand that people of Kashmir have taken to arms against Indian military occupation. For how long will they keep us occupied?”
She appealed the international organisations to “read the writings on the wall and help in stopping bloodshed in Kashmir”. “It is important that Kashmir issue be solved as per the UNSC resolutions,” she said.
“Pakistan should call for an immediate security council session and tell the world about the gross human rights violations in Kashmir and impress upon resolving the Kashmir dispute,” Aasiya said.