PDP Backtracked from its Promises: Geelani, Reiterates his HMT Appeal




Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

Expressing his strong reaction and concern over the fresh crackdown on youth in entire Kashmir valley especially in Old City and HMT areas of Srinagar, nocturnal raids by the police and subjecting them to “third degree torture in the police stations”, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani termed the “Goli Nahi Boli” as “hoax slogan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has got badly exposed on the ground and they can’t befool the Kashmiri people anymore now”.

Strongly condemning the “police actions and use of excessive and unnecessary force in Old City and HMT areas, Geelani “cautioned the government that if the arrests and harassing of youths will not stop forthwith, it will have very serious repercussion and all its responsibility will be on the shoulders of PDP and the state police”.

Geelani said, “the people all over the world protest for their demands which is their democratic right but the Jammu & Kashmir is the only exception to this rule where the peaceful protesters are welcomed with bullets, pallets and other deadly weapons and the so-called civilian government instead of objecting this, overtly and covertly encourage this autocratic behaviour of the forces.”

He said, “by chocking the peaceful means of protest and denying the democratic rights of the Kashmiri people, Indian rulers are negating its own claims of being the so-called biggest democracy in the world.”

Terming the role of PDP as “filthy and sorrowful”, Hurriyat chairperson in a statement said, “these people collected votes on ‘Goli Nahi Boli’, ‘release of political prisoners’, ‘return of power projects’ and ‘anti-RSS party’ like beautiful slogans but later on they betrayed the people and did absolutely contrary to all that what they had said in front of the people during the election campaigns. They are power hungry people and for that purpose they can go to any extent.”

“Strongly condemning the use of excessive and brutal force against the people protesting against the arrest of youth in Old City areas,” Geelani said, “the police are themselves worsening the situations in the state and they will be responsible for the consequences of their atrocities.”

“He also condemned the unabated use of teargas shelling and deadly pallet guns in HMT area of Srinagar which has injured dozens of youths and students there and some of them have got critical injuries,” the Hurriyat statement said.

“Hurriyat chairperson also condemned in strong words the detention of 12 minor children in Pampore police station and another 3 minors at Khanyar and said that the children were traveling to Srinagar on 7th November to attend the ‘Million March’ rally at TRC ground but the police at Pampore stopped them and detained them in police station and they are still not being released,” the statement said.

While strongly condemning the continuous imprisonment of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Syedah Asiya Andrabi, Mass Movement chief Farida Bhanji and other 31 women activists and registration of FIR against them, Geelani said, “the police have no moral and legal justifications of their continuous detention.”

Geelani reiterated his appeal to the people for participating in the scheduled condolence meeting of Shaheed Gowhar Nazir Dar at Zainakote HMT.

Meanwhile, the statement added, “on the directions of Geelani, a high level Hurriyat Conference delegation which comprised of General Secretary Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Mohammad Yaseen Attai and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar who were released yesterday evening visited JVC hospital Bemina today where they met the injured youths of Zainakote HMT who were injured in the police and CRPF actions in the area. The delegation also met with the parents of an injured youth Altaf Ahmad Dar who has a critical eye injury due to the pallet fire.”



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