SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the killing of a 65-year-old mentally-challenged person Syed Habibullah of Soibug, Budgam by Indian Air Force personnel as a “cold-blooded murder”, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said forces, “laced with unbridled powers and impunity under the cover of black laws”, are “trigger-happy and kill Kashmiris whenever and wherever they wish to”.
Geelani stressed for stringent action against “killers” and demanded probe into the killing by impartial agencies.
Extending heartfelt condolence and sympathy with the bereaved family, Geelani prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Rejecting the police version about the killing, Hurriyat chairman said, “These statements are issued to befool people; instead of taking any action against killers, confusing statements are issued to save these murderers.”
“Since there is no accountability, thousands of Kashmiris have been killed in cold-blood and merciless manner and not even a single soldier or policeman involved has ever been brought to book or tried by law,” he said.
Blaming authorities and forces for their “hooliganism”, Geelani said killing a Kashmiri has become an ordinary thing for these “trigger-happy killers” as they have no accountability or fear of facing justice. “They are enjoying immunity and carrying massacre of innocents under a well-thought-out plan.”
“Indian rulers, along with their Kashmiri stooges in the form of so-called rulers, are providing a legal cover to these killers and are hence equally responsible for these massacres,” Geelani said and appealed the peace-loving people of the world to “wake up from slumber and put pressure on India to stop innocent killings”.