Kashmir

Increasing encounters due to informers: Geelani

Asks people to boycott elections

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani paid glorious tributes to militant Musavir Ahmad Wani who was killed in Pulwama encounter and said these youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a sacred cause.

“It is a cherished and patriotic mission,” said Geelani in a statement issued here, adding that “These youths are putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders. We are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end.”

Geelani said that people of state are not war mongers but through peaceful means are urging India and world community to fulfill their pledge and resolve Kashmir dispute.

Blaming India for its “stubbornness and egoistic” approach, Hurriyat (G) chairman said, “forced occupation is the root cause of all bloodshed in state and it is heart wrenching that precious lives are being lost because of prevailing uncertainty and forced occupation”.

While referring to increasing incidents of encounters, Geelani said that few black-sheep in our folds as informers who provide their service to forces for carrying brutal killings. “They are accountable for their wrongdoings and devilish deeds,” he said, adding that they have to justify their ill will in front of Almighty Allah.

Geelani hailed people for their exemplary valour and bravery, saying that it is praiseworthy that people while risking their lives are coming to the rescue of these “brave-hearts”. “They are resisting forces and facilitate safe passage for our youth and it serves an eye opener for those sick-minded who for petty gains are providing inputs to forces,” he said.

Hurriyat leader said those who strive for a scared cause, never die however achieve an eternal life and find a place in history. “They are sacrificing their lives for our future and their sacrifices won’t go waste or unnoticed,” he added.

Geelani urged people to boycott all upcoming elections, saying that any participation in these “sham” elections provides Indian leadership an opportunity to mislead world community.

“The few people who vote in election dramas were not only committing an act of treason, their actions were also acting as oxygen for the Indian occupation of Kashmir,” Geelani said, adding, “It tantamount to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs, and any sort of participation would prolong our struggle for freedom.”

Geelani in his telephonic message to mourners said that any flaw or any type of support to “puppets” is misrepresented at the international forum by Delhi.

Referring to huge participation of people in slain militants’ funerals, Geelani said that it should serve as an eye opener for India. “Let them realize that they have virtually lost their battle and now enacting election dramas won’t serve any purpose,” he said.

Referring to slain youth, Hurriyat (G) chairman said that most of those sacrificing their lives are highly educated and committed with right cause. “We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safeguard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove detrimental for our movement,” he said.

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