Don’t participate in army’s Iftar parties: Geelani

Don’t participate in army’s Iftar parties: Geelani
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SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the firing and injuring of four teenage girls in Shopian, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani said this is what the Indian army means by the “much hyped ceasefire”.
Geelani said in a statement issued here said, “It is the genetic nature of the oppressor that it inflicts the wounds first and then sprinkles the salt and pepper on them, to aggregate the pain and agony of the sufferer, so that these sick-minded rulers get psychological and mental pleasure.”
“It is the same army which in J&K, particularly in south Kashmir, butchered and massacred hundreds of youth irrespective of their being armed or un-armed, wounded, maimed and blinded thousands of innocents just for peaceful protests in demand of their basic rights, and now most brazenly and shamelessly, arranged the so-called Iftar party, to show their artificial love and affection with these bereaved families,” Geelani said and hailed the people of Shopian for opposing these “fake gestures”.
“When people of that area didn’t want such an event, why these men in uniform forced their dictation on gunpoint and when people opposed, they fired to silence them by bullets,” Geelani said. “Army will continue to conduct such Iftar parties to mingle with people so that they could wash off their hands drenched in our blood.”
Hurriyat chairman asked people to behave like their Shopian brethren and not to participate in such activities.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said that Hurriyat Conference it is organising a daylong ‘Nuzool-i-Qur’an Conference’ on May 27,Sunday, at Rehmatabad Hyderpora here. The Conference, which is to be held from 10 am, will be presided over by amalgam chairman Syed Ali Geelani.