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Killers of Tufail Mattoo still roaming free, will not forget warm blood of young martyrs: Geelani

Illustration: Hina Arif.

Srinagar: On the eighth anniversary of the killed child Tufail Mattoo, whose murder started an agitation, Geelani has said that they will not forget the sacrifices, and will not allow them to go to waste.

“Paying rich tributes to Shaheed Tufail Mattoo and martyrs of 2010,” the All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani “reiterated the pledge to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end”.

Geelani said, “the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and their mission will be accomplished at all costs.”

“We will not forget the warm blood of our young martyrs and we will strive hard to achieve the goal for which they have sacrificed their lives,” said Geelani and added that brutal armed forces killed 125 innocents like Zahid Farooq, Wamiq Farooq and Tufail Mattoo in cold blood murder.

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While expressing displeasure over the state authority’s failure in bringing culprits to book, Geelani added that “the cops involved in brutal killing of Shaheed Tufail Mattoo in downtown Srinagar during 2010 peaceful agitation are still roaming scot-free.” It was a cold-blooded murder and those culprits who killed innocent Tufail Mattoo must be punished, Geelani added.

There is no check nor those involved in innocent killings are tried for their heinous crimes, instead are awarded and rewarded said Geelani, saying as such they feel free to kill whosoever comes in their way, he added.

Blaming ;local stooges’ for these ‘merciless killings’, Geelani said that as there is no system to curtain the inhuman and heartless activities of occupied forces and these killers enjoy impunity under the garb of draconian laws, thus there seems no letup in prevailing bloodshed in state.

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Meanwhile on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani a high-level delegation comprising of Syed Mohammad Shafi, Mohd Shafi lone and Imtiaz Ahmad Shah visited Tufail Mato’s family and paid tributes and expressed sympathy with grieved family.


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