Geelani condemns use of ‘excessive force’ on civilians


Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today strongly condemned the “use of excessive force and crackdowns” against civilian and crackdown in south Kashmir especially Shopian, Kulgam, and Pulwama districts.

In a statement, Geelani expressed concern over increasing use of “repressive measures” against civilians, students, and continuous detention of pro-freedom activists.

Geelani said authorities have waged a war against civilians and in his appeal to youth, asked to maintain discipline and order during the resistance against state-sponsored terrorism and urged them to remain cautious and show wisdom.

“It is of grave concern that police and other forces through brutal actions are annoying youth to push them to a wall,” he said.

He denounced the use of brute forces against the populace of south Kashmir and strongly condemned the brazen act of ‘state terrorism’.

“Forces are laying siege against villages and during crackdown, people are thrashed and properties ransacked. Even people are showered with bullets & pellets during their resentment against this barbarism,” said Hurriyat Chairman.

Geelani in a statement said that India has made a Kashmir as a battlefield and to accomplish the volatile situation in Kashmir, Indian leaders and their Army Generals arrogant and unrealistic statements add fuel to the fire.

“They subject people to the worst kind of punishment for demanding their right, right to self-determination, as promised and agreed by their leadership in presence of the world community,” said Geelani.

Geelani in a statement said that India should accept defeat as they have lost their credibility and legitimacy.No accountability exists on the ground as forces have been vested with unbridled powers to harass people.

Hailing the steadfastness and determination prisoners of conscience languishing in different jails in and outside state especially Tihar jail which include Shabir Ahmad Shah, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Dr. Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Dr. Shafi Sharity, Gh. Quadir Bhat, Musarat Alam Bhat, Gh. Mohammad Khan Sopori, Mohammad Yousaf Falahi, Ab. Gani Bhat, Umar Aadil Dar, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Farooq Tawheedi, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Mirza Nisar Ahmad, Sheer Ali Bhat, Latif Ahmad Waja, Shawkat Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Nazir Ahmad Denter, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Bilal Ahmad Kota, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Farooq Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmad Mir, Feroz Ahmad Bhat, Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Gh. Mohammad Tantray, Ashiq Hussain Bhat, Basharat Ahmad Mir, Manzoor Ahmad Najar, Riyaz Ahmad Dar, Latif Ahmad Rather, Lateef Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Asadullah Parray, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Nisar Ahmad Najar, Riyaz Ahmad Ahanger, Hakeem Showkat, Mehraj-ud-din Gojri, Sajad Molvi, Abdul Hamid Bhat, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rashid Magloo, Sirajudin etc.

Geelani said that authorities under a well-thought conspiracy prolong their detention and are not released despite quashing their detentions by their own courts and directed state authorities for their release, yet they were rearrested.

Syed Ali Geelani appealed the International community to come out of the cocoon of economic relationship with India and try to understand and realize themselves that behind the mask of so-called democracy India is doing everything un-democratic to silence pro-freedom leaders and activists is nothing but a desperate and frustrated attempt to put a blanket on the state crafted and orchestrated gross violation of basic human rights, but these inhuman acts have never been able to put a lid on barbaric and heinous crimes by the state.

“The sufferings of the people of Kashmir must be ended and the right to self-determination, according to extant UN resolutions, must be exercised,” said Geelani in a statement.


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