Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday condemned what he called the indiscriminate use of pellets against civilians and blinding of youth in Shopian, saying “blinding and maiming is inhuman, most condemnable and barbarous”.
Commenting over “never-ending situations of uncertainty”, Geelani said that “use of lethal weapons is worst, most beastly, brutal and unbearable”.
Geelani condemned pellet firing over civilians and said: “Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, Imran Muneer, Feroz Ahmad and dozens of others were the victims of a deadly weapon used nowhere else in the world. The fact remains unchanged, Kashmir is the only place in the world where these weapons are used against human beings.
Geelani said that people everywhere in the world come on roads to express their anger and dissatisfaction and register their protest but the law enforcing agencies nowhere use the lethal and deadly weapons.
Lashing out at authorities for “vandalism and for their heartless approach”, Syed Ali Geelani said that there is no let-up in killings and resistance leaders are caged and detained on one pretext or the other and even barred to mourn these killings.
Syed Ali Geelani condemned the continuous house detention of its party leaders including Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mohammad Ashraf Laya, Hakim Ab Rashid, Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, and dozens of other activists, saying “our youth are being killed and maimed and we are not even allowed to share their pain”.
Geelani criticized the forces for constantly using the lethal weapons against the peaceful protestors in the state, saying that the “state of Jammu & Kashmir is the only police state in the world where the violation of the human rights and killing of innocent people by the government forces is not a big thing and where the armed forces have no accountability”.