Kashmir turned battlefield: Geelani

Kashmir turned battlefield: Geelani
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Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that Kashmir has been turned into a battlefield and “there seems to be no end our sufferings”.

According to the statement, Geelani stated this in a telephonic address to the mourners of a slain militant Saqib Ahmad. “Oppression has touched new heights in Jammu and Kashmir. In these circumstances, we have only two options – either to migrate or fight this oppression. Since migration is not possible for us, we will have to rise to the occasion and fight against the oppression,” he said.

Geelani further said: “New Delhi instead of accepting ground realities, is hell-bent to suppress us with its military might.”

Hurriyat chairman reiterated his pledge to take the movement to its logical end.

Hailing the sacrifices rendered by youth, the pro-freedom leader said the people who bargain these sacrifices for their personnel gains will definitely get punished for such deeds in the hereafter.

Geelani also expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of pro-freedom leaders – Hakeem Abdul Rashid lodged in Kotbalwal jail and Gh. Nabi Sumji.

The statement further said that Hurriyat (G) General Secretary condemned the plight of Kashmir prisoners languishing in and outside the state which include Masrat Aalam Bhat, Gh. Ahmad Gulzar, Muzafar Ahmad Dar, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, Ab. Gani Bhat, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Sarjan Barkati, Farooq Tawheedi, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Asadullah Parray, Umar Aadil Dar, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Hakeem Showkat, Siraj-ud-din, Ab Rashir Magloo and others.

Sumji made an appeal to the world community to show their concern.