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Geelani pays tribute to victims of Bijbihara Massacre

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Srinagar, October 22: Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that it was on this ill-fated day when people in Bijbihara were protesting against the siege of Dargah Hazratbal Srinagar and forces opened indiscriminate fire on peaceful protestors killing more than 40 and injuring about 200 people.

In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat-G spokesman said: “Paying rich and glorious tributes to the martyrs of Bijbihara massacre on their 25th anniversary, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman said that those killed in cold-blood included 25 school going kids who were buried in a mass grave in the same park where they used to play just a day before.”

He said that 25 long years have passed since then but their memories and innocent cries of kids still echo in our memory and the cycle of death and destruction still goes on abated.

“Hurriyat chairman expressing profound grief and shock on the carnage of Kulgam where dozens of innocent have been blasted in front of their relatives, said that their grief stricken sobs and innocent cries did not get any response from stone hearted rulers,” said the Hurriyat-G spokesman.

He said that we have sacrificed more than 6 lakh people for our struggle against illegal forceful occupation and how much more blood these heartless occupiers need to quench their thirst.

“Hurriyat chairman said that the inhuman and ruthless attitude by Indian occupied forces is going on for the last 71 years and the loss of hundreds of thousands of precious lives is a blot on the so-called Indian democracy and their local stooges, who are partners in this heinous crime and no conscious human can forgive them for this brutality and bloodshed,” the spokesman added.

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