Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday paid tributes to “martyrs of Zakura and Tengpora massacres” and said their sacrifices can never be forgotten.
In a statement, Geelani demanded impartial investigations under War Crimes Tribunal of the United Nations against the forces involved in the “massacres” of Zakura, Tengpora, and other killings during the past twenty-eight years in Kashmir.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir has become the most militarized zone in the world and the troops have been involved in the killing of innocent people since 1990.
“Till now no enquiry was initiated against culprits nor anyone involved in these heinous and inhuman crimes was brought to book,” Geelani said.
“The blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and nation will never forget the sacrifices rendered by martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. They are our heroes and their sacrifices are part of our history,” he said, adding, “Martyrs sacrificed their future for us and now we are duty bound to safeguard these sacrifices and pursue their mission. The best tribute towards them is that we should refrain from such actions which may damage our mission.”
“Since 1990, our freedom movement gained momentum and our brave hearts are challenging India and its hegemony,” Hurriyat (G) chairman said.
Referring to the involvement of forces in “gruesome” killings, Geelani said that “forces to suppress our aspirations are taking revenge from innocent and unarmed civilians and thousands lost their lives during forces excesses.”
Geelani in his appeal to United Nations sought help and asked International community to come to the rescue and help to stop “genocide” and initiate action against preparatory of these massacres as was initiated against Serb militia in Bosnia Herzegovina.