Geelani pays tribute to slain Shopian militants | KNO

Geelani pays tribute to slain Shopian militants | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, April 13 (KNO) : Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday paid tributes to the slain militants who were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. “Policy of suppression and repression in Jammu and Kashmir has failed to yield any positive results for India. Through the elongated period of ordeal and barbarism since 1947, India is currently facing a powerful people’s political movement for right to self-determination in every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Geelani said in a statement issued to KNO. He also condemned the use of ‘excessive force’ against the protestors and injuring more than 20 persons by the use of bullets, pellets and other ‘oppressive measures’ by forces. Referring to the sacrifices rendered by people especially youth, Geelani said that “more than 6 lakh people have been killed and economy worth trillions is lost with the lakhs of injured, but Indian brutality and repression, through their local conduits, seems to have no end.” “India is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice—but has utterly failed to do so, and the Indian might, its brutality can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination,” said Geelani. Reiterating its appeal for boycott, Geelani said that participation in any election sponsored by Indian might amounts to treason and betrayal with martyr’s blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by our nation. “We believe, any election process, India tries to conduct, is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people thereby strengthening its illegal control in the occupied land, but we are indebted by the sacrifices of our nation never to even think of any compromise and we pledge to take this sacred movement to its logical conclusion,” he added. Stressing upon people in general and youth in particular, Geelani said that “we need to strengthen our faith and as a nation we need to the optimistic and by the grace of Almighty Allah the Indian brute force will come to an end and we will Insha Allah get rid of this forceful military occupation.”(KNO)