Strongly condemning the killing of two militants during an encounter in Tangdhar by government forces, Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani, said that it is very unfortunate that government forces are staging “fake encounters”. In a telephonic address to mourners, attending funerals of youth from Pulwama, Geelani condemned the killing of Sheeraz Ahmad Sheikh, saying that callous authorities while shielding killers are attributing it to encounters with brave hearts.
“Whatever is happening now, the killings, injuries, arrests, is because of this unnatural alliance of Muslim Kashmir with India,” he said. “This is despite the fact that six lakh Muslims were butchered by the Hindu fascist forces in Jammu itself, and despite all odds, the nation is pursuing their right to self-determination, he said.
Indian rulers are suffering from the arrogance of power, Geelani said in his address said authorities in arrogance are denying and refusing the basic right to people, Geelani added, saying brave hearts like Pilot Nadeem Khatib and slain Professor Dr Mohammad Rafiq while pursuing the freedom mission sacrificed their precious lives. This movement has been going on since past seven decades, said Geelani.
It has been going on since India seized this place by force, without any moral justification or legal sanctity, and the majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are against that, Geelani said.
Appealing youth to boycott upcoming elections, Syed Ali Geelani said that “it provides Indian leadership opportunity to mislead world community. They are not sincere and just play with your sentiments and looting resources of the state, Geelani added.