Shouldering coffins of our loved ones but can’t be silent on hooliganism, says Geelani on non-local’s death

Not just sorry, but ashamed too, says Geelani

Srinagar: Expressing grief over the death of a tourist, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that “we have been shouldering the coffins of our loved ones on daily basis but never can be silent on this indiscipline and hooliganism, by some unruly youth.”

In a statement, Geelani said that Kashmir has been bleeding for decades. “…dance of death and destruction is a norm for us. Our fourth generation has grown amidst the barrel of gun. Losing a human life irrespective its caste, creed, colour, region or religion is sad and painful for us,” he said.

Sympathizing with the bereaved family, he said that words fall short to “console the family for such a tragic loss and we as a nation feel not only sorry but ashamed as well.”

“We are the worst sufferers of the state-terrorism, but that should not encourage us to be cruel and heartless ourselves. Our religion, culture and ethos teach us to respect humanity and we should always follow these golden rules in letter and spirit,” said Geelani.

Geelani while condemning Delhi groomed henchmen for their rhetoric about democracy and freedom of speech, said that their tall claims about freedom of expression and democracy stand exposed as they didn’t dare to face pro-freedom leadership and resorted to vandalism, arresting leadership, imposing restrictions, bullying and denying political space to leadership.

Appealing to the world human rights organization, OIC and Pakistan for their cognizance and impressed to raise their voice and come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir and asked to should take concrete political steps to resolve this long standing Kashmir dispute.

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