#Day30: ‘Ikhwanis’ Being Revived Through SPO Recruitment, says Geelani



Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

While cautioning the people especially youth about the “conspiracy” of appointing thousands of Special Police Officers (SPOs), Hurriyat Conference (g) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that this fresh recruitment drive of SPOs is nothing but to “revive” the notorious “Ikhwani” culture in the state who in mid-90s wiped away almost a whole “hatchery of freedom loving people throughout the valley”.

In a statement issued here this evening, Geelani said, “puppet government is least bothered about the employment and welfare of the Kashmiris.”

“They just want to strengthen the Indian rule and to do so they create such local forces to give the impression that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is managed and controlled by the Kashmiris themselves and in case force is used only Kashmiris will be killed in either side,” he said.

He said that 8 lakh army with the help of local forces have “failed to curb and contain the freedom sentiment” of the people for almost 7 decades and now in the last one month killings, bloodbath and massive peaceful protests in every nook and corner of the state demanded “serious and positive approach from the Delhi Darbar to address the core issue in its originality but imperialistic forces always rely on their might and Indian rulers did the same today as well by calling more troops to crush the on-going movement”.

Geelani appealed youth not to be “misled” by the “false and cosmetic” tactics of the “puppet regime” as “these are just to hoodwink the global powers whom they try to convey that it’s the local forces that are in total control here in the state”.

The octogenarian Hurriyat chief congratulated the aspiring Hajj pilgrims for their holy mission but “requested them not to start their sacred mission by meeting and shaking hands with government and political personalities whose hands are soaked in fresh blood of our innocent youth”.

He appealed them that at least “show your maturity this time and uphold the moral values and ignore these killers at the time of departure and arrival of your holy journey”.

Geelani further requested them for “special prayers” during Hajj for “Islam and Azadi of their oppressed nation”.

While reiterating his appeal for making success tomorrow’s Hurriyat program, he said, “all the roads towards and around Civil Secretariat Srinagar, district and tehsil offices throughout state should be blocked and it should be ensured that no employee is able to attend the office.”

“The Deputy Commissioners and all heads of the institutions are directed to desist from threatening their employees on phones to resume their duty,” he said.

Meanwhile, Geelani telephonically addressed a huge rally at Samboora Pulwama wherein he stressed the need of unity and discipline in this crucial juncture and he appealed people especially youth to follow joint Hurriyat program strictly.

He further said, “this movement may prolong and advised nation to be steadfast and prepared for more harsh days to come.”

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