VDC Terror: ‘Hold Peaceful Protest Post Friday Prayers,’ Geelani says

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Chairperson Syed Ali Geelani Thursday called for peaceful protests on Friday to demand the disbanding of Village Defence Committees.

The octogenarian leader said that Hurriyat (g) will continue to protest until what he said “this terrorist force” is not disbanded and accused personnel of the force were not held accountable for their crimes.

“The government terrorist force VDCs have made the Jammu region as a hell for the Muslims of that region and it is our religious and moral duty to protest against this worst kind of state terrorism. We can’t leave our Jammu brethren on the mercy of the communal fanatics and armed terrorists of VDCs,” a Hurriyat (g) statement said this evening.

“We will not allow them to repeat the bloody history of 1947 when lakhs of innocent Muslims were mercilessly killed and forced to migrate,” said Geelani while appealing for hour-long peaceful protests after Friday prayers tomorrow.

The Hurriyat chairperson also condemned as “state terrorism” the re-arrest of Muslim League Chairperson Masarat Alam Bhat.

“It is very shameful and highly condemnable on the part of Indian democratic claims that an entire state is at war with a single person and he is continuously being subjected to the political vengeance,” said Geelani.

He said that the PSA has been termed as a “Lawless Law” by the international human rights organization Amnesty International and had termed its application as serious violations of human rights.

“In Jammu & Kashmir, this law is the favourite weapon of war for the government used to suppress and silence the peaceful and genuine voices of the pro-freedom people,” he said.

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