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Geelani expresses concern over “human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir”

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Srinagar October 18, 2018: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday expressed his concern over “the gross human rights violations at the hands of Indian occupation forces in the nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir.”

In a statement issued here today, Hurriyat-G spokesman said that Geelani paid tributes to the militants killed in Fateh Kadal and Kakpora Pulwama. “Our youth lay their lives to end the age-old slavery of their nation and for right to self-determination and reiterated his pledge to take the ongoing movement to its logical end. We will never allow any body to barter with the precious blood of martyrs, he said. We need to be aware of this and we are duty bound to safe guard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove harmful for our movement,” the Hurriyat-G spokesman quoted Geelani as saying.

“Terming the cold-blooded murder of Raies Ahmad as cowardice and deplorable, the Hurriyat leader affirmed that none of the International laws pertaining to war does permit any such military action against unarmed civilians,” said the party spokesman.

“Syed Ali Geelani demanded impartial investigations under War Crimes Tribunal of the United Nations against the forces involved in the custodial killing of the innocent youth and said that Jammu and Kashmir has become the most militarized zone in the world and the troops have been involved in the killing of innocent people under the garb of AFSPA,” he added.

While condemning the police action against media men, terming it as “Highhandedness”, said that media persons were performing their professional duties and there was no legal or moral justification for thrashing them. The police are trampling all ethics and have virtually turned the state into police garrison and they have imposed restrictions on right to expression,” said the Hurriyat chairman.

The Hurriyat chairman expressed his sympathy with journalists who were injured in the police action said that if media persons have been brutally thrashed by men in uniform in front of camera what can a common man expect? This shows us a grave and grim situation of Jammu and Kashmir.

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