Syed Ali Gilani says situation in IOK becoming intolerable

Srinagar, February 16, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, terming the killing of two innocent students by Indian forces’ personnel in Pulwama as the most painful and heart-breaking incident has said that the situation is becoming intolerable with each passing day.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued from Srinagar said, “After every bloodshed, the authorities impose curfew and come up with thousands of heavily-armed undisciplined and inhuman forces on the roads to block the people’s protest. They act in Kashmir with such a blind and wild force that the human lives are like worms and insects for them.”

He said that discussions in newspapers and on social media regarding the freedom struggle of Kashmir was a healthy sign and it indicated that young generation Kashmiri was showing keen interest in their collective cause. “We consider this struggle as a religious obligation and the decisions are taken after thorough discussion and deliberations. However, whenever any solid and practicable alternative will come to fore from any quarter with regard to the course of action, we will welcome that,” he said.

“I personally feel deep pain over killing of two innocent students in Pulwama. But we will never give up our struggle against India’s forcible occupation of our land, and we will continue our struggle.” The APHC Chairman said that Kashmiris were facing the worst kind of imperialist power which knew nothing about moral values. India, he added, is although claiming to be the largest democracy in the world but its policies regarding the Kashmir dispute do not match with democratic claims. “World powers are following double standards and they ignore Kashmir issue because of the Muslim factor,” he lamented.

Syed Ali Gilani strongly condemned the imposition of curfew in Pulwama, detention of pro-freedom leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar and Muhammad Ashraf Laya. “This is the worst kind of state terrorism,” he said and demanded impartial investigation into the Pulwama killings by some independent agency.

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