Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Shah Geelani reiterated the call for a complete shutdown in Kulgam district on Monday, April 29, the polling day.
In a statement here Geelani said, “We can peacefully and meaningfully once again highlight the Kashmir issue in an international level that the people of Jammu and Kashmir want the settlement of this long pending dispute in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.”
He said, “When any nation comes out of the confusion, chaos and uncertainty, no matter at what cost and no power on earth can defeat them from pursuing their cherished mission of freedom.”
He said, “participation in any election amounts to treason and betrayal with martyr’s blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by our nation.”
He added, “To ensure the so-called peace, tens of thousands guns have been called in to throttle and harass the already suffocated population of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Geelani in a statement said, “After creating graveyard silence and martial law like situation in length and breadth of the state in general and particularly in South Kashmir in the name of election, Delhi very brazenly try to strangulate the common people by continuous house raids and arrests of youth and physical torture through their police and para-military forces.”
He appealed, “ the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch to take stock of the deteriorating situation of the rights of the people at the hands of forces and their agencies.”