Nations never forget their heroes: Geelani pays tribute to Zakura, Tengpora martyrs

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Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday paid tributes to martyrs of “Zakura and Tengpora massacres” and said their sacrifices can never be forgotten.
In a statement issued here, Geelani demanded impartial proceedings under war crimes tribunal of the United Nations against the Indian troops involved in the massacres of Zakura, Tengpora and other killings during the past twenty-eight years in the territory.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir has become the most militarized zone in the world and the troops have been involved in the killing of innocent people since 1990.
“Till now no enquiry was initiated against culprits nor anyone involved in these heinous and inhuman crimes was brought to book,” said Geelani.
Geelani while referring to Zakura and Tengpora massacres, said the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and nation will never forget the sacrifices rendered by martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. “They are our hero’s and their sacrifices are part of our history,” said Geelani.
“Martyrs sacrificed their future for us and now we are duty bound to safeguard these sacrifices and pursue their mission. The best tribute towards them is that we should refrain from such actions which may damage our mission,” said Geelani.
“Since 1990, our freedom movement gained momentum and our brave hearts are challenging India and its hegemony,” said Hurriyat chairman.
Referring to involvement of Indian forces in “gruesome” killings, Geelani said that “Indian forces are suppressing our aspirations are taking revenge from innocent and unarmed civilians and thousands lost their lives during forces excesses.”
Geelani while referring to countless massacres, said that in every nook and corner of the state, hundreds of people were brutally killed in such “heart wrenching episodes”.
Hurriyat chairman said that Indian forces and its agencies are involved in these “massacres” and there seems to be no let up till date.
“Nobody involved in these killings was brought to book, punished or arrested and are roaming free,” said Geelani and while ridiculing international community for their pathetic approach and indifference towards people of Jammu and Kashmir, said that “they have turned their blind eye to all these gruesome happenings”.
Geelani in his appeal to United Nations sought help and asked International community to come to the rescue and initiate action against preparators of these massacres.
People in J&K are aggrieved over indifference from United Nation, said Geelani and demanded probe in all killings and punishment to those involved in “heinous” crimes.
Meanwhile, Geelani and general secretary Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai expressed their deep grief over the demise of wife of its prominent party leader Ghulam Mustafa Wani.
Hailing Wani for his contribution for Kashmir freedom movement, Geelani and Sehrai expressed heartfelt condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family.

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