Protest against In­dia’s anti-Kash­mir moves will con­tinue: Gee­lani

Thanks peo­ple for par­tic­i­pa­tion in protest

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

Neelo­far on the eve of their 7th an­niver­sary.

Aasiya and Neelo­far were abducted by In­dian men in uni­form on May 29 in 2009 and raped in cus­tody.

Their bodies were re­cov­ered from a shal­low stream in the town on the next morn­ing.Shab­bir Ah­mad Shah in a state­ment is­sued in Srinagar lash­ing out at the then rulers of the ter­ri­tory, said that they did ev­ery­thing to pro­tect the cul­prits in­volved in the shameful act.Crit­i­ciz­ing the pup­pet Chief Min­is­ter, Me­hbooba Mufti, for shed­ding crocodile tears over the in­ci­dent and ex­press­ing fake sym­pa­thy with the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies when she was in op­po­si­tion, he said that af­ter com­ing to power, she had main­tained a com­plete si­lence on the in­ci­dent.

He ap­pealed to the peo­ple to ob­serve May 30 as ‘Women’s Se­cu­rity Day’ in mem­ory of Aasiya and Neelo­far of Shopian.

The Jammu and Kash­mir Sal­va­tion Move­ment Chair­man, Za­far Ak­bar Butt, in his state­ment is­sued in Srinagar ex­pressed sym­pa­thy and sol­i­dar­ity with the be­reaved fam­i­lies.

He said that In­dia was us­ing rape as weapon of war in the ter­ri­tory to sup­press their on­go­ing free­dom move­ment.—KMS SRINAGAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the Chair­man of All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence, Syed Ali Gee­lani, has thanked the peo­ple for mak­ing a success the protest pro­grams against an­tiKash­mir moves of In­dia.

Com­plete shut­down was ob­served on Thurs­day and force­ful demon­stra­tions were held on Fri­day to protest against In­dia’s plans to con­struct sep­a­rate colonies for re­tired In­dian sol­diers and Kash­miri Pan­dits, ha­rass­ment of Jammu Mus­lims and Delhi’s so-called In­dus­trial Pol­icy in Kash­mir. Call for the shut­down and protests was jointly given by top Hur­riyet lead­ers, Syed Ali Gee­lani, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq and Muham­mad Yasin Ma­lik.

Syed Ali Gee­lani in a state­ment in Srinagar said that the protest pro­grams against the In­dian gov­ern­ment’s machi­na­tions would con­tinue un­til it an­nounced to shun the ideas of es­tab­lish­ing sep­a­rate colonies for Pan­dits, re­tired army men and the new in­dus­trial pol­icy and as­sured the Kash­miri peo­ple in this re­gard.

He said that the si­lence of the pup­pet ad­min­is­tra­tion on these is­sues was in­trigu­ing and in­di­cated that it had en­tered into a deal with RSS to im­ple­ment its agenda in the ter­ri­tory.

The APHC Chair­man said, “Shut­down or the protest pro­grams are not our hob­bies, the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia is at war with our ex­is­tence, our na­tional in­tegrity and our Mus­lim iden­tity and we can’t sit silently in this re­gard. We will give every drop of our blood to pro­tect the Mus­lim iden­tity of Jammu and Kash­mir and will re­sist every move which is aimed to change the de­mo­graphic char­ac­ter of the ter­ri­tory.”

Syed Ali Gee­lani ap­pealed to the peo­ple to re­main pre­pared. “The present sit­u­a­tion de­mands that we shall re­sist the ag­gres­sion with united face as it is the mat­ter of our ex­is­tence and this time our si­lence will prove dis­as­trous in fu­ture. So we have to fol­low the pro­grams of the lead­er­ship in this re­gard,” he added.

Chair­man of All Par­ties Hur­riyet Con­fer­ence, Syed Ali Gee­lani, has said that protests will con­tinue in the ter­ri­tory un­til In­dia gives up the plans of es­tab­lish­ing sep­a­rate colonies for Pan­dits and re­tired In­dian sol­diers and the im­ple­men­ta­tion of new In­dus­trial Pol­icy in the ter­ri­tory.—KMS

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