Geelani laments world community’s silence on Kashmir

Paying rich tributes to militants killed in gunfights in south Kashmir’s Kulgam and Tral on Tuesday, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that bloodshed on such a large scale should have acted as an eye-opener for the world community.

Geelani in a statement issued to GNS said the champions of democracy and human rights should have woken up to see with their own eyes that a “small occupied nation” strives hard to achieve its basic and fundamental right for the last 7 decades and has rendered great sacrifices in the form of life and livelihood, but the “oppressor” continues to be in denial mode and they only respond through the barrel of gun to silence every voice for freedom.

“Our nation has to stand by this movement as our life, honour, culture, religion and even the land is at stake. If we remain contended with this slavery, everything will be snatched from us,” he said.

Hurriyat (G) chairman reiterated his appeal for complete boycott of ongoing panchayat elections and cautioned people that voting for anybody amounts to betrayal as these votes are used as affirmative verdict to hoodwink the international community.

“Those elected by our votes play a shameless role of puppets and obey every command from their masters, just to remain in power,” Geelani said. (GNS)

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