Thursday, March 21, 2013


Srinagar 21 Mar 2013 : Anguished over the killing of a youth in Sopore, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Wednesday said, that the killing in Mosque was utterly “unIslamic” and “immoral”.
While strongly condemning the incident, Geelani said, that such killings carried out by the “undercover” and “unknown gunmen” were a menace and must be unearthed.
“Mosque is the place of peace. When the boy had taken shelter in it, he should have been spared, but I don’t know, who these people were. who carried out this heinous act.” Visibly shocked Geelnai told KNS. He added that his heart goes out by such killings and underlined the need to uncover the assailants.
“ On one side, we have the uniformed Govt. forces playing havoc on our lives for which they are not held accountable at all, and now on the other side, these unknown gunmen have began a new reign of terror.” Geelani said, and added that such acts were condemnable and disapproved in Islam.
“ Such persons can’t be of human nature who kill a boy in Mosque. Holly Quran has clearly stated Masjid as place of peace, so how can anybody call himself a Muslim who spills blood of others in it.” The Hurriyat Chairman said.
Geelani termed the killing as ‘unacceptable’ and said that he was personally grieved over the incident and should be condemned in every possible strong terms.
While indirectly referring to Chief Minster Omar Abdullah, Geelani said that his condemnation was not to please any one, but the Hurriyat (G) had a long term policy and stand to express their anguish over such incidents.
“We had been not only condemning the killings by unknown gun men, but also used to visit the families of the victims to console them.” Said Geelani who criticized Govt. for caging the separatist leaders.
“You don’t see your own terror and atrocities. You muzzle the voices of people and suppress them on the directions of New Delhi and kill innocent people, and on the other hand you are ridiculing us for not openly condemning such incidents.” Said Geelani while hinting at Govt.
Earlier Chief Minster Omar Abdullah had accused separatists of resorting to double standards and had said that none of them (Separatists) are worried for the killings by unknown gun men, where they make hue and cry when anybody gets killed in forces action.(KNS)