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All forms of terrorism are dangerous: Geelani

‘Concerned over miserable condition of Kashmiris detainees in Tihar jail’


Srinagar, Nov 27 (KNS): Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that “state sponsored terrorism” is most dangerous, saying mere rhetoric about self-made definition of terrorism can’t make an end to this menace.
Reacting to the statement of Prime Minister Narinder Modi, wherein he has said that ‘’terrorism must be fought unitedly” in his in his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat’, Geelani said “we need to realize all aspects about terrorism and those promoting this”.
In a statement issued to KNS, Geelani said all forms of terrorism are dangerous, however terrorism promoted, abetted and sponsored by state is very disastrous as all the basic institutions, viz, administration, judiciary, armed militia and state resources are utilised to crush genuine aspirations of people.=
Terming the statement of Narender Modi as fraud and deceit, Geelani said that however it is the Indian authorities that forcibility occupied state against the wishes of people and rests and rules over dead bodies,’’
“Six lakh innocents were brutally massacred since 1947, seven thousand women molested, ten thousand youths disappeared during their custody and properties worth billions destroyed and ransacked,” Geelani added.
Geelani said that Indian authorities while beating the drums of peace, ignore historical facts of Kashmir issue and blamed Indian forces for anarchy and disturbance in state.
He said that there is no match between freedom movement and terrorism, saying both are poles apart and quite different and unless the Kashmir issue is resolved in its historical perspective, the rhetoric about terrorism and peace is meaningless, added Geelani.
“Their statements and narratives can’t impress us, said Geelani and added that all Delhi based leaders were rhetoric about this illusion that Kashmir is an integral part of India, however it could not change the history or ground realities about status of Kashmir issue.
India through its military might has forcibly occupied state, hence their leaders including Mr Narinder Modi have no right to define terrorism or suggest measures to eradicate and halt this menace, as they sponsor this menace on state level,” said Geelani.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) has expressed deep concern over “miserable condition” of Kashmiris detainees lodged in Tihar jail and urged international human rights groups to take serious note of it.
In a statement, Hurriyat said, “the woeful tale of miseries and tortures of the Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail is a serious concern for us as authorities in Tihar unnecessarily harass and thrash detainees on one pretext or the other.
Elaborating, Huriyat said according to the Tihar jail detainee, “the Kashmiri prisoners in the prison are being harassed by authorities and in a recent incident, Shahid Yousuf son of Syed Salah U Din was thrashed to pulp injuring his head and one arm.
It is a very serious, said Hurriyat and added that jail inmates face life threat from criminals as they have been lodged in barracks specified for criminals.
Huriyat warned authorities, saying if any untoward happens to them, the local puppet rulers shall have to face consequences.
Hurriyat urged the International Red Cross and Amnesty International to “take note of pathetic condition of political detainees and impress upon India to shun its callous attitude towards detainees (besides) use influence for immediate release of all detainees”.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed deep grief over the demise of former judge, Justice Malik Sharief ud Din (sopore).
While paying tributes to late Justice Sharief ud Din said, we were on good terms and while recalling his maternal uncle Gh Rasool Mir, Geelani added that late Mir was a prominent member of Jamat e Islami and on many occasions, he facilitated our meetings. He prayed for eternal solace to the departed soul, and forbiddance to grieved family to bear this irreparable loss. (KNS)