In a region mired in conflict, it takes all the more courage, and perseverance to be the voice of the voiceless, and to separate facts from propaganda. Help The Kashmir Monitor sustain so that we continue to be editorially independent. Remember, your contributions, however small they may be, matter to us.

Pulwama civilian killings: Geelani demands high level probe under UN auspices

Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Srinagar, Dec 16: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday demanded a high level probe by the authentic bodies under the auspices of UN into Saturday’s Pulwama civilian killings.

In a statement issued here, Geelani also urged the UN to help resolve the long pending Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.

“We have read in history about the heinous crimes of “Changez and Halako”, but the repression and oppression Kashmiris are subjected to have surpassed them as well,” Geelani said in his statement.

He said Indian atrocities and their iron fist seems to have no end in Kashmir.

“Every sect is crushed; every house stands testimony to the brute Indian face,” he said.

Hurriyat chairman said that India claims to have the “brave and disciplined army of the world, but in reality they are so cowards and timed that they shower bullets and pellets to the un-armed people especially kids.”

“They try test their muscles and arsenal on the peaceful protestors who are just demanding their basic and fundamental right, right to self-determination promised by their own leaders,” he said.

Referring to the statement of probe by the state government on Pulwama killings, the Hurriyat chairman said that “we have had these political gimmicks of probes for the past so many decades and we can’t be fooled by these hollow slogans. We will fight hard to break the forcible occupation come what may.”