While terming the gruesome and barbaric murder of a mother and her minor son at the hands of the VDC “terrorists” in Rajouri district as extreme of the state terrorism, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani called for complete and state wide shutdown particularly in Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley on 26 December, Saturday to protest this gruesome incident and to demand disbanding of this illegal and terrorist force. He said that it is second such incident in a just a week’s time and it also shows that what kind of life threatening situation the Kashmiri innocent civilians are facing and how freely are the communal goons operating in this region. While expressing his deep sorrow, grief and shock over the brutal murder of an innocent woman and her minor child, Syed Ali Geelani who is continuously under the house detention since last 5 years said that this incident has shaken the hearts of all the people and it had helped us to know the seriousness of the situation that how the government forces are free to kill anybody in Jammu & Kashmir. Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed his dismay that despite the open terrorist activities of the VDCs, the PDP-BJP government is shielding this terrorist group and are not paying any heed to the public pressure for disbanding them. He said that this force is a armed group of selected criminals and fanatic communal minded people and there are although 196 criminal cases officially registered against its members but there is no FIR registered against the 450 such incidents in which these criminals have committed serious crimes. Syed Ali Geelani said that this force was created beyond the control of the state constitution and the state laws and the existence of this illegal force has no moral justification today. He also expressed his deep concern and anguish that this terrorist force was not created out of any real need or requirement but the purpose of its creation was the suppression of the Jammu Muslims and since the communal parties like BJP and RSS got direct access of the state affairs, they have formally adopted this criminal force and have started patronizing them. VDC terrorist are although known for their anti-Muslim activities in the Jammu division from the very first day of their existence but the formation of the new communal backed government in the state have further encouraged them and they have started to interfere in every issue of the civil administration. While reiterating his demand of immediate disbanding of this force, Syed Ali Geelani said that it is enough now and if government failed to disband this terrorist force, we will launch a movement in entire Jammu & Kashmir to seek disbanding of this criminal force and a course of action will be formulated with the Muslims of Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley in this regard. While expressing his sympathy and condolence with the family of the deceased Mother-son who were slain in the Rajouri incident, Syed Ali Geelani said that if I were not under the house detention, I would have myself come to visit the affected families of the Rajouri and I also would have met the people of this region. Appealing for complete and state wide shutdown on 26 December Saturday to protest the barbaric killings in the Rajouri District and for disbanding the terrorist force of VDCs, the Hurriyat Chairman said that the shutdown is the only option with us to protest against the state terrorism of India.
2015 Kashmir Despatch