Kashmir Indepth

Geelani surprised over OIC invitation to Sushma Swaraj

Srinagar, Feb 25: Surprised over the “unexpected” move of inviting Indian External Minister by OIC, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that Muslims all over the world particularly in Kashmir are “bruised by continuous repression and torture”.

He said 57 Muslim countries have never come to the rescue of Muslim Ummah and now this representative forum, instead of putting balm on the bleeding wounds of Kashmiri Muslims, are ready to welcome “our killers and butchers”, rubbing salt on our wounds.

“Inviting those whose hands are drenched in our blood and their swords are still out to slit our throats is nothing but unfortunate and a myopic vision,” Hurriyat (G) chairman in a statement said.

He said the active members of this forum should have resisted such move and conveyed a clear and loud message the ruling class of India, with more than 20 million Muslims, that “treatment meted out to this largest minority and crushing them on one or the other context—is in no way acceptable to the guardians of this Ummah and can never be tolerated”.

“Jammu and Kashmir is the only region which has been forcibly occupied against all the moral, ethical, democratic and human norms. It is chained for the last 71 years and majority population is striving hard to get rid of this occupation,” Geelani said.

He said the mighty response from India has led to unending bloodshed and widespread devastation. “Killings, jails, torture, bullets, pellets, rape and molestation have become a usual tool by our oppressor. When all these measures have failed to calm the freedom sentiments of the people, India is now using its judicial onslaught to change the demography of this Muslim majority state as they have done in Jammu in 1947. Our prisoners are living in constant threat to their life as recently a Pakistani prisoner was lynched to death by its majority inmates,” he said.

Meanwhile, paying glowing tributes to slain youth of Kulgam encounter, Hurriyat (G) chairman said this conflict “continues to suck the blood of innocents”.

“Only the arrogance and deceitful attitude of the oppressor is responsible for this unending bloodshed and we as a nation can never compromise with this sacred mission of our martyrs,” he said.

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