Octogenarian Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Geelani has expressed concern over the reports of 162 casualties, including 30 civilians so far, who have been killed at gunfight sites by forces in Kashmir during past six months.
In a statement, blaming government for continuous bloodshed, Geelani said that their haughty and stubborn attitude is prime cause of present mayhem.
Expressing grief over the cycle of killings, Geelani said that there is no point to derive any pleasure from present killing cycle or enjoy this carnage.
Geelani said that those killed during last six months are very much related to our society and interrelated as father, son or brother with respective grieved families. “We deeply feel this as loss of precious lives is a lifelong agony for those grieved families,” said Geelani.
For past 27 years we are facing awful situations and killing spree with the result thousands of families have been shattered, said Geelani.
“Pakistan or people in Kashmir pursuing their right are not to be blamed for this,” Geelani said and added that people in state are peace-loving and they with their human heart are always ready to help those in distress.
Lashing at authorities for their inhuman approach, Geelani said that it is the arrogant and stubborn approach of authorities that is giving rise to uncertainty and multiplying human tragedies.
Political space is being choked and freedom of speech denied, said Geelani and added that authorities are executing their age-old practice of detentions and intimidations.
Justifying the reaction from “suppressed” people, Geelani said that every coercive action has its implications and revolt and likely reactions are expected as it is a law of nature, added Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani said that during “peoples uprising” authorities opted and exerted their military might and consequently our youth were left with no other choice except to opt for other means of resentment.
“It is ridiculous to blame youth or Pakistan for present appalling situations in state, he said. “Our youth are intelligent enough and they have talent, added, however they are being pushed to wall, hence the repercussions are expected.