SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday termed it unfortunate the “brutal” killings in Shopian and blamed the state administration, police and other government forces for it.
A statement issued here said Geelani in his telephonic address to mourners rejected the forces’ claim and said the slain youth killed in “cold-blooded murder” were civilians and students. “Branding them as OWGs is a brazen lie to justify genocide in state,” he said and paid tributes to slain.
Justifying the people’s resentment against forces, Geelani said, “People’s sentiments boil over when there are killings and they come out on the streets. India can never kill the sentiment that has always prevailed among the people.”
“Indian forces have left their brutal footprints. We continue to bleed for the last 7 decades. The hollow and tall claims of restraint by Indian forces were aimed at befooling the common people and repeated horrific incidents testified our claim that they are trigger happy and want to kill every soul in the state.”
Rejecting the statement of police, Hurriyat chairman said, “They are acting as more loyal than king and always shield these killers. The government forces under well thought out plan are carrying out bloodshed in Kashmir.”
Geelani said Kashmir issue is the outcome of broken promises and is the unfinished agenda of the Partition Plan.
He said Indian authorities are desperate to change the narrative of Kashmir issue adding that dialogue is the only option to resolve Kashmir issue and that war is no option.
“The onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity to resolve the issue. Conducive atmosphere for negotiations is of prime necessity and for this India has to declare Kashmir as disputed,” Geelani said.
He stressed upon people to boycott all elections and organisations and safeguard the sacrifices presented by the youth. “Now it is people’s turn, particularly youth, to unite and foil conspiracies of India and its henchmen against the freedom movement,” Geelani said. “A few people who vote in the election dramas for material interests were not only committing an act of treason but their actions also act as oxygen for India’s forced control of Kashmir. Those elected to power corridors act as stooges and are hand in glove with these oppressors.”