Geelani, Hurriyat (M) condemns killing of mentally unsound person in Shopian


Hurriyat (G) Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of mentally challenged person Raies Ahmad Wani by personnel of Indian army camp in Pehnoo Shopian. It is a cold-blooded murder, said Geelani, saying forces, laced with unbridled powers and impunity under the cover of black laws, are trigger-happy and kill Kashmiris whenever and wherever they wish to, as has been witnessed in the last seven decades.

Strongly condemning the killing of a mentally challenged person, Syed Ali Geelani in a statement stressed for stringent action against killers and demanded probe into the killing by world agencies. Government forces personnel enjoying unbridled powers under draconian laws were feeling no shame to spill the blood of innocent people in the region.

While extending his heartfelt condolences and sympathies with the family members of slain person, Geelani said that we stand with them and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

Rejecting the police version about the killing, Syed Ali Geelani said these statements are issued to befool people and added that instead of taking any action against killers, confusing statements are issued to save these murderers.

“Since there is no accountability, thousands of Kashmiris have been killed in cold-blood and merciless manner and not even a single soldier involved has ever been brought to book or tried by law,” Geelani said.

Hurriyat (M)Conference condemned the “custodial” killing of a mentally unsound person Raies Ahmed Wani son of Abdul Hameed Wani, a resident of Bugam, Kulgam following Government forces at Shopian army camp tortured him immensely before being shot dead.

In a statement issued here, Hurriyat while expressing solidarity and sympathy with the family members of slain Wani, termed the incident as tragic and open aggression by the government forces.

The Hurriyat said that the government forces feel proud in killing even insane persons as they are enjoying ultimate impunity and unbridled powers under the draconian black laws to kill anyone at their will and wish in Kashmir.

The Hurriyat said that Raies Ahmed Wani’s brutal killing is not the first as earlier also dozens of such incidents have taken place wherein mentally deranged persons were killed by the forces in Kashmir and time is a witness that not a single forces personnel was held accountable till date.

The Hurriyat strongly denounced the rampant CASOS in south and north Kashmir areas that include Bandipora, Hajin, Kupwara, Handwara and Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Bijbehara, Pampore stating that under the guise of search for armed youth, forces go berserk and resort to manhandling of inmates including women and vandalize household goods and other electronic gadgets which reflects frustration on part of the armed forces.


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