While paying rich and glorious tributes to the Shaheed Raqib Ahmad who was martyred in Pulwama gunfight, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that the forced military occupation of India and the atrocities of army and SOGs is motivating our beloved youths to chose this path and it is a natural reaction which every person will show when he is not allowed to live a dignified life and when he is pushed to the wall. While terming the huge public participation in the funeral prayers of the Mujahidens as an eye opener for India and its agents, Syed Ali Geelani said that when there is quite different atmosphere with regarding to the armed struggles from Washington to Islamabad, the funeral processions of our martyred youths give a clear message that the killing of innocent people and picking up the gun as a reaction against the atrocities and oppression are two different things and if former is termed as terrorist and he is hated by the people, the second one is called as hero and he attains the status of a brave heart and the people love him. In a statement to KNS from New Delhi, Syed Ali Geelani paid glowing tributes to all the martyred mujahideens who got martyred every now and then and said that the Kashmiris are not the War Mongers and nor did they have any enmity with the people of India. They believe in “live and let live” and the human values has been their centuries old tradition. At the time of partition, when whole of the sub-continent was engulfed by the communal tension, this region created a history and showed the meaning of brotherhood to the world. Syed Ali Geelani said that all the responsibility of the loss of precious human lives which is happening on daily bases in today’s Kashmir are no India. India without any constitutional and moral justifications occupied this region and snatched the freedom rights of its people. 7.5 lakh armed forces of India are deployed in this small piece of land and in addition to that Special Operation Group (SOG) named a selected unit of state police is also operating here. Indian army along with the SOG are terrorizing and harassing the innocent civilians and the black laws which are in force here give them protection from any accountability. The Kashmiri leader said that the atrocities and oppression carry a natural reaction like the Palestinian people react against the Israeli state which was recently mentioned by the UNO Secretary General in his speech over which the Israeli prime minister expressed his displeasure. Syed Ali Geelani said that the picking up weapon for the people and picking up weapon against the people are two different issues and the world should definitely differentiate between these two things. Measuring of both the things with the same scale will be an extreme kind of injustice. Hurriyat (G) chairman said that the participation of the countless people in the funeral prayers of our brave hearts is a living and open proof that they are not anti social and nor have they any to do with the terrorism which the India is trying to project them. They are heroes in front of the people who are fighting for their freedom and dignity.
2015 Kashmir Despatch