Geelani condemns civilian killings, says int’l community should take cognizance of situation

Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Thursday while condemning the civilian killing in Khudwani Kulgam in South Kashmir said the innocent civilians in Kashmir were facing worst type of state oppression.
Terming the killings as “cold-blooded murder”, Syed Ali Geelani said this is a “worst kind of state terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir”.

Appealing UN General Secretary, OIC and world human rights bodies to take cognizance, Geelani said: “This inhuman act of the government forces is an eye-opener for the world human rights bodies and the international community”.
“The world community should take note of barbarism and make the so-called democracy answerable for all crimes its forces are committing in Kashmir,” Geelani said, adding: “Innocent killing is barbarous and unacceptable. Indian forces present in Jammu Kashmir are committing crimes against humanity and unleashing terror due to the unbridled powers they enjoy under the draconian laws.”

Geelani extended condolences to the bereaved families and added, “We were mourning the Shopian massacre and trigger-happy forces created one more mayhem in Kulgam.”

“The trigger happy soldiers, without any fear keep killing our people and international community, civil society and human rights organisations maintain their criminal silence over these innocent killings,” Geelani said.
Paying tributes to Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh, Bilal Ahmad Tantray, Faisal Ilahi, and Aijaz Ahmad Pala, Geelani blamed pro-Indian parties for the killings and warned of “dire consequences” if war against civilians is not stopped forthwith.
Commenting over the statement of police chief wherein “he has hinted out to bring some amendments in SOP”, Geelani said that “it is their one more deceitful act and the authorities and their forces have arrogance and such organised genocide of Kashmiri Muslims vindicates our claim that forces and local stooges in a well thought out plan are carrying massacre of innocents for securing petty gains”.
Condemning the “arrest spree” and placing resistance leaders under house arrest, Hurriyat Conference (G) said: “It is an extreme type of vandalism.”