Strongly condemning the killing of an innocent civilian Asif Iqbal at Thandi Pora Kupwara, by the government forces, Hurriyat Conference chairman (g) Syed Ali Geelani, said that “it is very unfortunate and blamed state administration, police and forces for these killings.”
In a telephonic address to mourners, Geelani condemned the killing of civilian, saying that callous authorities while shielding killers are attributing it to suicide case, saying “the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and Kashmiris will never forget their sacrifices, Spokesman said in a statement.
Geelani in his appeal to people, stressed for poll boycott for upcoming elections and said that taking part in election process tantamount “to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs.”
He said, that “our dignity, life and our religious places are at stake and any sort of participation in elections would prolong our struggle for freedom.”
Appealing people to boycott upcoming elections, Geelani said that “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 India in Kashmir.”
It is very sad that in Kupwara a few people voted even for BJP, said Geelani and added that taking part in election process tantamount “to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs” saying “any sort of participation in elections would prolong our struggle for freedom”.
“We should never forget this and need to resist all this with high spirits and our commitment” said Geelani
Lamenting New Delhi for their deceit, Geelani said that “It was India that took the case to the UNO. Eighteen resolutions were passed that people of Jammu Kashmir will be given the opportunity to exercise their right to self-determination and the United Nations Security Council stands guarantees for the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people. India is a signatory to this, however they failed to fulfil their commitment,” he added.
Meanwhile Idress Jan and other party activists participated in funeral prayers of Asif Iqbal, said spokesman.