As a show of solidarity with all those people who were killed by the government forces in Kashmir throughout all these years, the Hurriyat Conference (G) is organized a protest rally towards UN office in Kashmir on September 18.
As per a statement Syed Ali Geelani said that his fraction of Hurriyat will organize a protest demonstration, for which he has asked people to assemble at Hyderpora from where he would lead the protest rally towards UNO office Sonwar, where a memorandum will be submitted to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Geelani has also called for a complete shutdown on September 21 (Saturday) and said, “It is indispensable to continue our struggle against the forced occupation and display our resentment against the brutal killings of our unarmed and innocent youth.”
Geelani has also called for a peaceful protest after Friday prayers on September 20.
While condemning the continuous curfew and restriction in South Kashmir and arrest of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Geelani said that people in Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns are facing immense difficulties and acute shortage of essentials and in case of medical emergencies they feel helpless.
As per the statement Geelani said, “The havoc the forces are playing with the life and terrifying common and defenseless people is a bestial method of breaking the will of people” and added that “now is the time to think over it and take appropriate steps in accordance with the present situation.”
The senior separatist leader while urging to review approach with respect to freedom movement, said that “now it is need of the hour to explore new strategies for sustenance of the freedom movement.”
While referring to year 2010 mass uprising Geelani said, “A forced silence was created through terror unleashed by Indian forces and they resorted to more callous and barbarous approach. Consequently there was no letup in killings after the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guroo.” He added that Gool and Shopian incidents have proved that for Indian forces the ‘massacre’ of common Kashmir is “lawful”.
Geelani while stressing over the rethinking of new initiatives with respect to the freedom movement are indispensable, said, “W e should think about to create potential strategies which are feasible, applicable and acceptable to common people and that should shake the conscience of the international community and the Indian authorities are made accountable for their misdeeds in Kashmir.”