SRINAGAR: Reiterating his call for protest demonstrations and complete shutdowns, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said it was imperative to fight ‘oppressive forces’.
“It is imperative to fight oppressive forces and we have no option other than to strive for freedom from New Delhi’s forcible control. The Gool and Markundal incidents would continue to take place as long as the forced control continued in the state,” Geelani said in a statement.
Commenting on the proposed shifting of Gagran CRPF camp, Geelani said, “This is not going to make any difference.”
Geelani proposed the slogans: “End occupation; Stop genocide; and Implement UN resolutions.”
Geelani said, “It is obligatory for us that neither should we provide any kind of support nor should we cast our votes in elections.”
Strongly condemning the government for sabotaging the proposed peaceful UN march, Geelani said, “Despite all restrictions and hurdles, the youth, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and all constituent units of Hurriyat Conference did their best to reach Hurriyat headquarter Hyderpora.
He said the youth and other participants did a commendable job. He thanked the legal fraternity and Bar Association for their contribution.
Geelani reiterated, “Neither is it our hobby nor fun to call for protests. However, when innocent people are killed, we are left with the only option to demonstrate our resentment and express solidarity with the afflicted families.”
While commenting on the suggestions by some sections about reviewing the strike calls, Geelani asked them to just think it over “if God forbid such incidents come about in their lives what would be their reaction in that case. In these circumstances everybody would like to protest and wish that somebody come to their rescue.”