SRINAGAR, June 22: Hurriyat Conference (G) has expressed sorrow and grief over the killing of two militants and a civilian in Redwani Kulgam gun battle.
In a statement issued here, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani called for shutdown in the Kulgam district on 23 June Tuesday.
“On the directions of Geelani Sahab, a high level delegation comprises of Hurriyat leaders Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Ameer Hamza Shah, Mohammad Shaban Dar (district president Kulgam), Bashir Ahmad Qurashi and Zahoor-ul-haq Geelani visited the Redwani Bala village and participated in the funeral prayers of the martyrs and also took part in the protest demonstration there,” reads the statement.
While paying rich tributes to the slain militants, Geelani said: “Our beloved youths are consciously adopting the path of brave hearts against the forced and illegal military occupation of India and they are sacrificing their lives for the better future of their nation but the cruel and merciless forces of India are also killing our those innocent and unarmed students who have no arms in their hands and whose only crime is that they take part in the peaceful protest demonstrations.”
He said, “an innocent youth in Redwani Kulgam was today brutally killed by the Indian forces in the similar incident. It is the worst kind of state terrorism and it has no justifications.”
Geelani said that the huge participation of the common people in the funeral processions of the martyrs is “causing frustration to the Indian forces and on these occasions they in the revenge kill any of the civilian out of this frustration.”
While advising the government of India to accept the ground realities, the pro-freedom leader said: “our youths whom you term as terrorists, participation of thousands of common people in their funeral prayers should serve as an eye opener for the authorities in New Delhi and they should know this fact that there has been no change in the freedom sentiments of the Kashmiri people. Our new generation is seriously committed with regarding to the freedom movement and they will never compromise on this issue.”
2015 Kashmir Despatch