Forces involved in serious war crimes in Kashmir, says Geelani

BK correspondent/ SRINAGAR
February 14, 2017 CITY 251 Views
Forces involved in serious war crimes in Kashmir, says Geelani

Hurriyat Conference (G chairman, Syed Ali Geelani while lashing at forces, said “they are involved in serious war crimes in Jammu and Kashmir.”
Geelani Monday strongly criticized the killing of civilians which included Ashiq Reshi and Mushtaq Ahmed Itoo besides injuring of scores of people in “indiscriminate firing during an encounter in Frisal Kulgam”
He said, “Opening fire on unarmed people and making civilians as shield shows the height of state terrorism. Nobody asks them, nor they feel accountable for their crimes.”
Geelani said, “There is no reason to accept its creditability as they just want to pacify the sentiments of people and till now none among the accused was brought to book, punished or declared guilty.”
Rejecting the claims of state government that uprising in valley is Pakistan sponsored, Geelani said, “It is unfounded and while lashing at unscrupulous persons for their folly, said that these elements for petty gains are providing information to forces.”
Blaming forces for increasing deteriorating situation in state, Geelani said, “ Indian forces are using brute and un-proportionate forces against unarmed civilians and taking revenge from innocent citizens.”
“Killing Ashiq Rishi, Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo & injuring scores of unarmed civilians are clear instances that forces have declared war against innocent citizens,” added SGeelani.
Reacting to the statement of a state minister wherein he has called for an enquiry into the Kulgam episode, Geelani said, “It is just mockery and simply an eyewash. They are not sincere and it is their ploy to cool down the resentment from people.”
“They are enjoying the impunity under the garb AFSPA and Disturbed Area acts and it serves a license for them to kill anybody.It is impossible to halt such events unless these incidents are investigated by some international agencies and culprits brought to book,” said Syed Ali Geelani.
“Arrogance of power, stubborn and inflexible approach of India is the basic cause that our youth are joining armed ranks. The policy makers in Delhi never bother to heed the screams and continuously ignore right voices. This is the basic cause that human lives are at stake and with every passing day the situation turns uncontainable and grave.”
Hurriyat (G) Chairman said “people in state since last seventy years are striving for right to self -determination and it is ridiculous to blame Pakistan for so-called inter border insurgency .Refusal to acknowledge the basic rights is pushing our youth towards armed struggle and the main cause of losing our budding youth .Resistance movement is indigenous and our youth are striving for mission & most them have never crossed these borders.They are local youth and are exhibiting their valour against the brutalities & hegemony of India.”
Meanwhile on the directions of Geelani, Assistant General Secretary Gh Nabi Sumji, Tariq Ahmad Shah and Jahangir Ahmad visited Hatee Wara & Hadigam in Kulgam and payed their rich tributes to slain youth of Frisal encounter.
Sumji while addressing mourners said, “These youths are sacrificing their present for our better future. We are indebted to these and duty bound to carry their sacred mission to its logical end. Gh Nabi Sumji reiterated that we need to refrain from such activities which may prove detrimental and cause delay in our cherished mission.”

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