Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has reiterated his call for shutdown on Saturday against the supply of spurious drugs to Kashmir hospitals.
“Since the innocents and common people are being subjected to worst type of massacre through the lethal weapons like pellet and pepper guns, the occupant authorities have now resorted to genocide by supplying the fake medicines in the valley,” said Geelani adding that though the shutdown calls do have an adverse effect but when human lives are at stake, shutdown is the only option to show resentment and register protest.
“India and its forces with every possible means are hell bent to suppress the ongoing movement and even the heavy deployment of armed forces by India has been recorded in Guinness world record. The presence of armed forces within the close vicinity of populated areas has badly affected the people and resulted the strain and stress among the masses which in turn has increased the number of Psychiatric patients and atmosphere badly affected, said the ailing leader.
Terming the spurious drug supply a grave crime and genocide, said that the innocent people are being killed through these fake medicines.
“Kashmir has become a safe haven for the spurious drug trade and medicines worth millions of rupees are being consumed. Given the situation it is clear that through spurious drugs the people are being made soft target and the involvement of big fishes in scandal speaks the gravity of the conspiracy and state terrorism,” he said adding that supplying fake medicines to Kashmir hospitals proved beyond doubt that it was not an ordinary or a normal case but a part of Kashmiris’ ‘genocide’.
While expressing his concern over the silence maintained by the authorities, Geelani said that it depicts that conspiracy hatched is not an ordinary matter but a pre planned genocide.
Reiterating his demand for impartial probe, Geelani added the fake drug scandal is directly linked with the death of hundreds of children in GB Pant Hospital here and the former health minister Sham Lal Sharma and chairman purchase committee are obviously responsible for it.
“An FIR for murder should be registered against them and they should be brought to justice,” he said and appealed to the International Red Cross and international human rights organizations to take serious cognizance of it and play their role in conducting an impartial investigation into it.
Geelani while in his appeal to transporters, traders, shopkeepers and state employees stressed to make the call a success keeping in view the national cause.