Geelani pays tributes to Kangan youth, says killingcivilians worst oppression

Srinagar:Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali GeelaniSunday condemned the “merciless” killing of a Youth Mohammad Amir Lone, of ChatturgulKangan, saying killing unarmed civilians is the “worst kind of state oppression” and the people of Kashmir are facing it for past seven decades.

In a statement, Geelani while paying his tributes to slain student said, “The irony is that whenever Kashmiri people try to raise their voice against such killings, they are being targeted by bullets, pellets, PAVA and lethal weapons.”

Geelani urged people “to boycott all upcoming elections”, saying, “people should remain faithful to mission nourished by the sacred blood of our youth”.

Syed Ali Geelani said that people in Jammu &Kashmir are striving for right to self-determination.
Urging people to exhibit “persistence with the movement”, Geelani said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom and valor. We have presented unparalleled sacrifices for our birth right and are duty bound to safeguard these cherished sacrifices.”

“People faced bullets, sacrificed lives and scores were blinded,” Geelani said while urgin people“to remember all these sacrifices”.

“Although pro-Indian parties during election campaign attribute these elections to Sadak, Pani, &Bijli, however Indian authorities portray these elections as a consent from people for Indian hegemony,” he said.
Appealing people to forge unity among its folds, Geelani stressed that “infighting within our folds is detrimental, and the people of Kashmir have been facing a wave of repression and atrocities at the hands of government forces and time hascome the people of Kashmir resist it with full determination and remain united.”

Syed Ali Geelaniappealed youth“to stand against waywardness, drug abuse, liquor trade and to remain aloof from all this and keep close vigil over all those involved in these mischievous activities”.

Geelaniin his statement expressed solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family of Amir and added that “world community should voice in favor of distressed and subjugated Kashmiris, who are being deprived of their lives and fundamental rights.’
He said in civilized societies there is no justification for the merciless killings.
A Hurriyat (G) also said Geelani in his telephonic address to mourners in Khudwani and Paderpora paid his rich tributes to slain Gayas-u- Din and extended his condolences and sympathies to berieved family.
Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman on Sunday said that it would organize a seminaron death anniversary of Sir Dr Mohammad Iqbal on Sunday, April 22 at Hyderpora in which Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani and prominent speakers would speak.
He saidHurriyat(G) secretary general on Sunday visited bereaved families in Khudwani, Shopian and Bijbehara and extended his condolences and sympathies with them.
Statement said he was accompanied by TalibHussain, Jahangir Ahmad Malik, and Manzoor Ahmad Gazi.