SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday a “few black sheep in our ranks” are working as informers of armed forces and they are responsible for brutal killings of “our brave-hearts”.
“They for petty gains are providing inputs to the forces and are accountable for their wrongdoings and devilish deeds,” Geelani, according to a statement, said while addressing the funeral of slain Assistant Professor Muhammad Rafi, over telephone.
He denounced the “deceitful approach” of the black sheep, saying that “it is unfair and unethical for those doing corrupt practice and sailing in two boats”.
“How is it fair to raise pro-freedom slogans in martyrs’ funerals and simultaneously shake hands with perpetrators and pro-India factions,” he asked.
Hurriyat chairman denounced the civilian killings and demanded an end to the ongoing “reign of terror” unleashed by forces during military operations in south Kashmir.
Calling for an end to the bloodshed, he said the south Kashmir has been turned into a battlefield.
Geelani said the “exemplary valour, commitment and bravery” of the slain professor serves as an eye-opener and is an answer to those who claim that resistance among youth is the outcome of unemployment and relate these sacrifices with development and economic issues.
“Indian rulers need to realise the reason of turmoil in state. They are living in an illusion and deliberately neglecting the fundamental reason of turmoil,” he said.
Lashing out at “Delhi-groomed authorities in state”, Hurriyat chairman said “they are bartering the pious blood for their petty and material gains”.
Geelani asked youth to illustrate steadfastness and commitment with the ongoing resistance and cautioned people against “divide and rule policy of pro-India factions”.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said Geelani tried to defy house arrest to march towards Civil Secretariat here but was not allowed by police deployed outside his residence to move out.