Oppression in JK touched new heights of alarming line: Geelani

Srinagar, January 29: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that ‘oppression’ has touched new heights of alarming line in Jammu and Kashmir and the ‘oppressor’ has turned this beautiful place into a battle field and there seems to be no end to it.

“In these circumstances, we have only two options, either to migrate or fight this oppression. Since migration is not possible for us we will have to rise to the occasion and fight against the oppression,” Geelani said, in a telephonic address to the mourners of slain Saqib Ahmad.

He said that “New Delhi instead of accepting ground realities is hell-bent to suppress us with its military might, and reiterated his pledge to take the movement to its logical end and will never allow any body to barter the precious blood of martyrs.”

“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 detrimental for our movement,” he said.

Hailing the sacrifices rendered by youth, Geelani said that “their blood is precious than Haram-e-Paak and the people who bargain these sacrifices for their personnel gains are those consciousness people who betray their milli interests and will definitely get punished for such deeds in hereafter.”

He said that since past 71 years, the nation has rendered unparalleled sacrifices, thousands were caged and brutally tortured, properties worth billions razed to ground and looted, and sexual assault and rape used as war weapon. “But India has not been able to suppress our emotions with this brutality,” he added.

Stressing upon people in general and youth in particular, Geelani said that “we need to strengthen our faith, avoid miss deeds and nourish the Islamic culture in our homes and society without indulging in sectarian hatred and social evils.”

He said that election ‘drama’ and the multi-faced political supporters pose as saviors to fetch them votes in the name of roads, electricity and water, but in reality they are the people who strengthen the unholy bond of slavery so nation as a whole should desist from any support to them. “Our movement has become so precious that no perk and privilege can compel us for any compromise,” he said.

Meanwhile, expressing his grave concern over the ‘deteriorating health condition’ of Hurriyat leader Hakeem Abdul Rashid lodged in Kotbalwal jail, Hurriyat (G) General Secretary Haji Gh. Nabi Sumji said that “our prisoners face the wrath of communal frenzy at the hands of fascist jail authorities.”

He said that “Hakeem Abdul Rashid is suffering from many ailments and his health has worsened in the Kotbalwal Jail and even he is not being treated and criminal negligence by the authorities has taken a heavy toll on his health.”

Hurriyat (G) General Secretary condemned the ‘plight of prisoners at the hands of jail authorities’ languishing in and outside state which include Masrat Aalam Bhat, Gh. Ahmad Gulzar, Muzafar Ahmad Dar, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Gh. Qadir Bhat, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Tariq Ahmad Dar, Manzoor Ahmad, Ab. Gani Bhat, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Sarjan Barkati, Farooq Tawheedi, Sheikh Mohammad Ramzan, Asadullah Parray, Umar Aadil Dar, Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Hakeem Showkat, Siraj-ud-din, Ab Rashir Magloo and others.

Sumji appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Commission and other human rights organizations to at least show their concern for these ‘illegal detention’ of the Kashmiri political prisoners who are forced to live under constant mental, physical and psychological stress thousands miles away from their homeland.