Geelani condemns suicide attack on Pak polling station

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SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday “vehemently” condemned the suicide bomb attack on a polling station in Pakistani city of Quetta, saying “those involved in the barbaric attack are beastly enemies of the entire humanity”.
Condemning the terror attack in which over 30 people were killed and scores of others injured, Geelani in a statement said, “It is a well thought-out conspiracy to defame and malign this country. The attack is result of deep conspiracy against Pakistan.”
Demanding exemplary punishment for killers, Hurriyat chairman said, “We wish to see a stable and prosperous Pakistan.”
He appealed all religious and political parties of Pakistan to “join hands against these unscrupulous elements and work jointly for the welfare of Pakistan and its people”.
Meanwhile, Geelani paid tributes to two youth killed in an encounter in Anantnag saying “they bravely and willingly offer their today for our tomorrow”.
He blamed Indian authorities for political uncertainty in the state, saying their “stubborn attitude” is the root cause of appalling situations and continuous bloodshed in J&K.
“Youth have no option but to resent this age-old slavery and take arms to defend their rights,” he said.
He also expressed deep grief over the demise of prominent educationist and “staunch follower of freedom movement” Prof Mohamad Altaf Malik of Sopore.