SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said New Delhi is pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall and compelling them to take extreme steps.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said Indian authorities rely on their military might to suppress the voices and aspirations of the people of Kashmir. He blamed New Delhi’s “stubborn attitude” for the continuous bloodshed in Valley.
He paid tributes to militants killed in Shopian and said, “The exemplary sacrifices given by our nation for its sacred mission of right to self-determination make it mandatory for all of us to take this movement to its logical conclusion without making any compromise.”
Hurriyat (G) chairman said for the last several decades, people in J&K are facing a war like situation. “People are facing the extreme situations and are braving bullets, pellets and atrocities at the hands of arrogant forces,” he said.
Condemning the use of “brute force” against the civilians, Geelani said that on the pretext of search and cordon operations, common people are deliberately targeted and victimised by the men in uniform.
“People are killed, harassed, tortured and threatened of dire consequences under the garb of these operations. In this grim situation the life of common people has became miserable and vulnerable at the hands of armed forces in every nook and corner of the state,” he said.
The pro-freedom leader reiterated his demand that the civilised nations of the international community must rise to the occasion and pressurize Government of India to put on end to these “gross human rights violations”.
He reiterated his appeal to the world organisations particularly UN to make sure that the resolutions and commitments made by its member countries stand fulfilled with no further delay.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed his grief over the damage to the orchards especially those where fruits were yet to be plucked due to heavy snowfall in entire valley.
He said these natural calamities do occur despite all human attempts to avoid them. “They are nothing but to caution the people on one hand and put their human and helping nature to test on the other hand, as such episodes call for urgent and timely help by the people who are not affected,” he said.
“People should seek help from Almighty (Allah) as He only can rescue them from such disasters,” Geelani said.