Rising Kashmir NewsSrinagar:
Expressing grief over the killing of Muzafar Ahmad of Kulgam, Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that instead of “sponsoring or staging election drama, Indian authorities needed to respect the aspirations of people and resolve Kashmir issue”.
Stressing authorities “to cancel parliamentary by-election”, Geelani in his statement said: “Incessant bloodshed should stop in Kashmir and authorities should seek people’s mandate with respect to political destiny of state through referendum.”
Referring to upcoming by-elections in South Kashmir, Geelani said authorities should desist from “egoistic approach” and cancel by-elections to South Kashmir, as there are apprehensions of escalations in violence in valley.
Geelani expressed grief over the demise of Muzafar Ahmad and extended his condolences to bereaved family. Geelani said: “Guarantee and dignity of life in state is at stake.”
Geelani said: “State and forces are brutally massacring our young generation. Since last 27 years thousands were killed and even now authorities are following the same dogma as their thirst for blood is yet to be quenched.’
“Youth feel dejected and do or die like situation is evolving due to stubborn attitude of Indian authorities,”
Geelani while commenting over growing anger among youth against Delhi, Geelani said: “Their (youth’s) fight is genuine and they are refuting the colonial and unconvincing mindset of authorities.”
People in Kashmir are peace loving, and believe in mutual harmony and brotherhood, however instead of addressing their issues, Indian authorities are resorting to “brute force” against people, Geelani said.
“It is beyond doubt and has been proved that authorities are pursuing colonial and autocratic dogma. Their rhetoric about being a great democracy in world proved hoax and farce with respect to Kashmir,” said Geelani.
Geelani in his statement said: “We are sure that people will boycott upcoming elections being staged in south Kashmir constituency, however to halt current bloodshed, it is advisable for authorities to show wisdom and stop this mad process.”
“It is the high time to decide the political future of state and seek people’s mandate about their destiny,” said Geelani.