Urdu statement is enclosed herewith
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Press Release

Srinagar, February 10, 2019: Paying glorious tributes to five martyrs of Kulgam encounter, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that no day passes without youth being butchered and massacred by Indian forces. He said that those fighting for their basic and fundamental rights are labeled as “Terrorists” and gunned down day in and day out.

Since past three decades, our nation while nourishing freedom movement and demanding their right to self-determination, has presented huge sacrifices, however New Delhi with its military might, brutally killed thousands of innocent people.

Blaming India’s haughty and stubborn approach for continuous bloodshed in state, Hurriyat chairman said that we are a peaceful nation and added that frequent incidents of encounters resulting into the martyrdom of youth, is a matter of serious concern for our oppressed and suppressed nation.

Hurriyat chairman said that these ultimate sacrifices have made our movement so precious that nobody can ever think of any compromise or betrayal. He said that Delhi rulers and their local henchmen should bear it in mind that muscular approach can never force a nation to submission and unending killing spree and fear psychoses cannot lease for them ever.

Meanwhile Syed Ali Geelani while reiterating the demand for the return of mortal remains of both Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohamad Afzal Guru, said that today on his 6th anniversary prayer ceremony was organized to pay tribute to our hero, however state authorities laid curbs, restrictions and arrested hundreds of political activists. We strongly condemn police action and it is sheer bullying and highhandedness, he said.

Warning Indian authorities for their oppressive and suppressive measures, Hurriyat chairman further said that all these arbitrary measures won’t deter us from pursuing our mission, nor we will forget those valiant sons who have sacrificed their precious lives for a sacred cause & our better tomorrow.

India with its military might is desperate to suppress our mission but despite all this our next generations is more determined, vigilant and sensitive enough about freedom movement, said Hurriyat chairman.

Press and Publicity Division