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Geelani pays tribute to slain Islamabad, Sopore militants

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Srinagar, Oct 26: Paying tributes to slain militants killed in Islamabad and Sopore encounters, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that no day passes without youth being killed in Valley.

Geelani in a statement issued to media said that “those fighting for their basic and fundamental rights are labeled as ‘terrorists’ and gunned down day in and day out.”


He saidDelhi rulers and their local supporters should bear it in mind that muscular approach can never force someone to submission and unending killing spree and fear psychoses cannot lease for them ever.

Meanwhile, Geelani attributed, 27th October 1947 as the “saddest and blackest day of human historyin general and Kashmir history in particular.”

He said “it was this ill-fated day in 1947 when our long and pathetic days of unrest, slavery and subjugation started. It was on this day when against all constitutional, legal, moral or democratic norms landed army entered Kashmir Valley.”

Geelani said that Maharaja Hari Singh had no democratic right, as a head of the state, to call for military intervention at the time when he himself had lost the control and was on run from the valley, facing a revolt from the population against his cruel rule.