Malik Thrashing: Geelani Calls for ‘Peaceful, Disciplined’ Protests after Friday Prayers



M Yasin Malik

While strongly condemning the murderous assault by the police on senior Hurriyat leader and JKLF chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik and continuous house arrest of the pro-freedom leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Altaf Ahmad Shah and Hurriyat (g) spokesperson, Ayaz Akbar and police raids over the residences of Hurriyat leaders and activists including Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Srinagar and Ganderbal, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani appealed the people to hold peaceful protest demonstrations after the Friday prayers in every region of the state on 23 October against the death of Zahid Rasool Bhat of Batengoo and his another associate Showkat Ahmad who is battling for life in Safderjung Hospital in New Delhi who were burnt alive by the communal forces at Udhampur.

While blaming the BJP-PDP coalition government for the Udhampur like incidents, Geelani said, “BJP is an open book of communal hatred and Mufti Sayeed by merging with this party gave them a chance to rule Jammu & Kashmir and they openly showed their communal and fascist face to the people of the state.”

He said, “the death of Zahid Rasool and life threatening burn injuries to the Showkat Ahmad is a big tragedy for the Muslims of Kashmir and these kinds of terrorist activities of the government sponsored terrorists should be condemned at each level and every conscience person should protest this grave incident.”

Reiterating his demand for registration of murder charges and capital punishment to the Udhampur attack culprits, Geelani said, “the case should be held on fast track bases and the involved persons should be hanged in public.”

He said, “the people of Jammu & Kashmir are the worst victims of the state terrorism of India and we have always raised our voices against their barbarism and the illegal and forced occupation of the state.”

Appealing people to hold peaceful protest demonstration on Friday after prayers in every region of Jammu & Kashmir against the “barbaric and terrorist actions of the communal forces, Geelani said, “our protest should be peaceful, disciplined and according to the Islamic principles and we should not protest against any particular community nor should we damage anybodies property.”

“God forbid if our youth will harm or damage the Jammu born vehicles that too will be condemnable. We have to protest against the inhuman and terrorist actions of the communal forces and in reaction to that we have to show extreme maturity and farsightedness and we have to show difference between the attackers and peace loving people,” he said appealing peace loving people of Pir Panjal and Chenab Valleys to hold peaceful protest demonstration on Friday and send a strong message to the communal forces that their evil designs are never going to succeed and we are united against such terrorism.

He appealed the world community to take serious notice of the “inhuman approach of the Indian government towards the minorities and save the precious human lives from the barbarism of the communal forces”.


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