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We as nation feel sorry, ashamed: Geelani

Expressing profound grief and sorrow over the death of a tourist Thirumani of Chennai in a stone throwing incident, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said, “We have been shouldering the coffins of our loved ones on a daily basis but never can be silent on this indiscipline and hooliganism by some unruly youth.”Sympathizing with the bereaved family, Geelani, in a statement today, said, “I feel short of words to console the bereaved family for such a tragic loss and we as a nation feel not only sorry but ashamed as well.”

He said, “Kashmir has been bleeding for decades and dance of death and destruction is a norm for us. Our fourth generation has grown under the barrel of gun. Losing a human life irrespective its caste, creed, colour, region or religion is sad and painful for us.”

He added, “We have been the worst sufferers of state terrorism but that should not encourage us to be cruel and heartless ourselves. Our religion, culture and ethos teach us to respect humanity and we should always follow these golden rules in letter and spirit.”

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