Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said people pursuing right to self-determination were facing worst type of “state sponsored terrorism”.
Expressing concern over human rights violations in Kashmir, Geelani said: “Unabated killings and brutalities are worst form of terrorism”.
Geelani in his appeal to UN General Secretary and international organizations for human rights urged them “to take cognizance of rights violations”.
He said people in state are worst sufferers.
Geelani said: “It is unwise and undemocratic to affix movements pursuing right to self-determination with terrorism and stressed civilized world to resent every form of terrorism.”
Geelani expressed grief and concern over the loss of precious lives in Anantnag, Tral and Bijbahara, during past few days saying that killing on political differences is sheer violation of human and moral values.
Hesaid these killings were very sad, and should never happen.
Appealing people to maintain discipline and avoid confusion and disorder, Geelani said during the campaign against braid choppers it was appropriate that “we should not take any step which may provoke state forces for retribution and carry out violent means against the people”.
Reiterating TRC Chalo call on October 14, Geelani appealed people to make the event a “big success”.
He urged people “to demonstrate their political power and send a message to global communityby raising slogans in favor of right to self-determination, for which oppressed people have offered immense sacrifices”.
Geelani while lashing out at Tihar jail authorities for their “inhuman behavior” against those arrested by NIA, including Hurriyat leaders Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif-u-Ullah, Raja Meraj-u-Din Kalwal, Nayem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad AslamWani, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Zahoor Ahmed, Javed Ahmed, Nazir Ahmed, Kamran Yousuf, saying “if any untoward incident happens to them, the local puppet rulers shall have to face consequences”.
Geelani urged human rights organizations and Amnesty International “to look into the serious matterand do everything possible to save the lives of these prisoners”.
He said:“Denying basic facilities like medical treatment to political prisoners was the worst violation of the basic rights and these detained leaders while facing worst character assassination campaign would emerge as victorious and innocents”.