Civilians killed in cold-blood in Shopian: Geelani

Srinagar, Mar 05: Calling as unfortunate the killing of civilians in Shopian, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani blamed the state administration, police and other government forces for these brutal killings.

In his telephonic address to mourners, paying tributes to slain youth in Shopian shootout, Geelani said that “those who lay their lives for a sacred cause, are alive with their Lord and receive sustenance from Him.”


Geelani rejected the forces claim and added that the slain youth killed in cold-blooded murder were civilians and students and branding them as OGWs is a brazen lie to “justify genocide in state”.

Paying rich tributes to youth including Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagey, Zahid Ahmad Chopan, Suhail Ahmad Wagey, Shahid Ahmad Khan, Shahnawaz Wagey and Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Geelani said that these brave hearts “lay their lives to end the age-old slavery of their nation, putting a huge responsibility on our shoulders to honor these sacrifices and take the movement to its logical end”.

While justifying the people’s resentment against forces, Geelani said that repression and oppression have not made any difference.

“People’s sentiments boil over when there are killings and they come out on the streets. India can never kill the sentiment that has always prevailed among the people,” he said.

Geelani while addressing to mourners, said that “Indian forces have left their brutal footprints. We continue to bleed for the last 7 decades, saying that hollow and tall claims of restraint by Indian forces were aimed at befooling the common people and repeated horrific incidents testified our claim that they are trigger happy and want to kill every soul in the state.”

Rejecting the statement of police, Geelani said, “they are acting as more loyal than king and always shield these killers.” “The government forces under well thought out plan are carrying out bloodshed in Kashmir, added Geelani.”

Kashmir issue is the outcome of broken promises, said Geelani, and added that “the Kashmir issue is the unfinished agenda of the Partition plan,” saying “it was India and not Pakistan that took the Kashmir case to the United Nations.

Indian authorities are now desperate to the change narrative of the Kashmir issue, said Geelani and added dialogue only option to resolve Kashmir issue, saying war is no option.

“We are not against the dialogue process, but we favour only meaningful and result-oriented negotiations. We have a clear agenda that the issue can be resolved through dialogue and our viewpoint is unambiguous, said Geelani while addressing to mourners.’’

Till now more than hundred rounds of dialogues were conducted but of no avail as India is not showing its interest nor is sincere for resolving the issue, said Geelani and added until India accepts the disputed status of Kashmir, no breakthrough is possible.

He said the onus lies with India to “illustrate its seriousness and sincerity” to resolve the issue. Geelani said a conducive atmosphere for negotiations is of “prime necessity” and for this India has to declare the Kashmir issue as disputed, he said in a statement.

In his telephonic address to mourners, lashing at pro-Indian political parties, Geelani said that they all are hand in glove with these killers and stressed people to boycott all elections and these organizations and asked to stay away from these and safeguard sacrifices presented by our youth. “Now it is people’s turn, particularly youth, to unite and foil conspiracies of India and its henchmen against freedom movement,” he said, saying “a few people, who vote in the election dramas for material interests, were not only committing an act of treason but their actions also act as oxygen for India’s forced control of Kashmir. Those elected to power corridors act as stooges and are hand in glow for these oppressors.”

Labeling innocent civilians as militants, shameless act: UJC

Srinagar, Mar 05: United Jihad Council (UJC), a conglomerate of various militant organisations of Kashmir, on Monday termed the killing of civilians in Shopian as “cowardice and frustration” of Indian forces.

UJC secretary general and Ameer Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen Sheikh Jameel-ul-Rehman in an emailed statement said to term the civilian killings as cross-firing is shameful and condemnable.

In a meeting held on Monday, Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman said, “India is scared over the participation of youth particularly from south Kashmir, with mujahideen. New Delhi is frustrated by the resilience of Kashmiri people which has demoralized Indian forces who in order to hide their failures are taking revenge from common people by killing them.”

“Now again, in Shopian, Indian forces exhibited the worst example of state terrorism. The Jihad Council and Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen salute the valour of mujahideen,” Sheikh Jameel said.

He pays glorious tributes to slain Suhail Khaleel Wagay (Pinjoora), Muhammad Shahid Khan (Malik Gund), Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay, Gowhar Ahmad Lone, Amir Ahmad Malik (Harmain) and Aashiq Hussain and said: “their sacrifice will not be allowed go waste”.

“We are indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs and will never surrender before India,” he said.


LeT condemns killings

Srinagar, Mar 05: Mahmood Shah, Chief Lashkar-e-Taiba, has strongly condemned the civilian killings in Shopian and said that the blood of innocents is being shed.

“The pro-freedom youth are being killed mercilessly for the past twenty days. The people of Hajin are being beaten up while the properties are being destroyed, leading to the killings in Shopian, rendering into worst Indian terrorism,” an emailed statement from LeT read.

“Mahmood Shah supported the call of protest by Hurriyat leaders and said that Modi government is upset with the never-ending accomplishments of freedom fighters. The Indian Army is the worst terror force in the world, who thrives upon terrorism as its modus operandi and continues to kill innocents by adopting it as state policy,” the statement read.

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