Paying glowing tributes to the militants who were killed in the gunfights with the government forces at Anantnag and Sopore, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said, “No day passes without youth being butchered and massacred by forces.”
“Those fighting for their basic and fundamental rights are labeled as terrorists and gunned down day in and day out,” Geelani said in a statement.
He said, “These ultimate sacrifices have made our movement so precious that nobody can ever think of any compromise or betrayal. Delhi rulers and their local partners should bear it in mind that muscular approach can never force a nation to submission. New Delhi cannot rely on unending killing spree and fear psychosis forever. One day it has to shun arrogance and stubbornness and accept the ground reality.”
Geelani said, “October 27, 1947 was the saddest and blackest day of human history in general and Kashmir history in particular when army landed in the Valley. It was on this ill-fated day of October 27, 1947 when our long and pathetic days of subjugation started. Maharaja Hari Singh had no democratic right, as a head of the state, to call for military intervention at the time when he himself had lost the control and was on the run from the Valley.”