Geelani condemns firing in Shopian, asks is this what forces mean by ceasefire’

SRINAGAR, MAY 22 (.): Strongly condemning the firing and seriously injuring 4 teenage girls in Shpoian, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that this is what the Indian army means by the much hyped ‘ceasefire’.

He said that it is the genetic nature of the oppressor that it inflicts the wounds first and then sprinkles the salt and pepper on them, to aggregate the pain and agony of the sufferer, so that these sick-minded rulers get psychological and mental pleasure.

Hurriyat Chairman said that it is the same army which in whole of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly South Kashmir, butchered and massacred hundreds of youth irrespective of their being armed or un-armed, wounded, maimed and blinded thousands of innocents just for peaceful protests in demand of their basic rights, and now most brazenly and shamelessly, the arrange the so-called Iftar Party, to show their artificial love and affection with these bereaved families. He applauded and hailed the people of Shopian who opposed these fake gestures.

Hurriyat chairman said that when people of that area didn’t want such an event, why these men in uniform forced their dictation on gunpoint and when people opposed they fired to silence them by bullets, –hounring and respecting their so-called ‘ceasefire’ Geelani Sahab said their army will continue to conduct such iftar parties to mingle with the people so that they could wash off their hands drenched in our blood, but people are cautioned to behave like their Shopian brethren and not to participate in such activities. (.)

Rewarding Major Aadatiya for killings and inviting masses for Iftaar is adding Salt to Injuries: Er. Rasheed

SRINAGAR, MAY 22 (.): Condemning firing on masses in Shopian yesterday evening, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has called the Army’s attempt to hold Iftaar Party in the area a cruel joke, unwanted and adding salt to the injuries of locals.

In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “Hearts and minds of Kashmiris can never be won by holding Iftaar parties, carrying Sadh Bhawna operations, opening good will schools and arranging tours for innocent villagers of remote areas to various cities of India. The political aspirations of Kashmiris can never be replaced or substituted by cosmetic measures especially under circumstances when someone not less than the stature of PM Narendra Modi threatened Kashmiris just few days back and rather addressing the real dispute asked them to fall in line and surrender”.

Er. Rasheed added that Army officers should have kept in mind that while Shopian is being blood bathed on daily basis and people like Major Aadatiya get rewarded for ordering the massacres how would have anyone betrayed his conscience and agreed to be part of the Iftaar Party. The army’s drama of the Iftaar party was nothing but an attempt to provoke the locals and then cry victim and find an excuse to use violence against the unarmed population”.

Er. Rasheed ridiculed police version and said “On one side police claims that it had no information about army holding the Iftaar party and on the other side is justifying the use of force against civilians. It speaks volumes how police is trying to justify every atrocity on unarmed civilians and the act is highly deplorable”. (.)

New Delhi to hold dialogue with Hurriyat very soon: Prof Bhat

Says the only way forward is sitting across the table
Srinagar, May 22 (.): Hinting of a possible dialogue with the centre Hurriyat Conference Tuesday said that the day was not far off when government of India will hold dialogue with All Party Hurriyat Conference and Pakistan.
Addressing people on the death anniversary of former senior leader of Hurriyat Conference late Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone at Kupwara, senior Hurriyat leader and Muslim Conference chairman Professor Abdul Gani Bhat said that dialogue was the only way forward in resolving the Kashmir issue.
According to the . correspondent, Bhat added that only way which leads to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is sitting across the table. He hinted that government of India would soon initiate dialogue with Pakistan as well as the Hurriyat Conference. While stressing that All Party Hurriyat Conference will talk in clarion terms Prof Bhat said that the conglomerate was a viable platform which does not believe in dividing and whenever it enters into dialogue it will put forth its agenda unambiguously.
Prof Bhat’s statement has come at a time when government of India has already announced unilateral ceasefire as a part of confidence building measure following which suggestions and demands have pouring in for opening channels of dialogue with Hurriyat Conference and the Pakistan. (.)

Ramadhan ceasefire successful so far: DGP

Says situation especially in South Kashmir eased
Srinagar, May 22 (.): The state police chief, Shesh Pal Vaid on Tuesday said that the Ramadhan ceasefire has been successful thus far, saying that it has helped in general improvement in law and order.
Director General of Police (DGP) further stated that the situation especially in South Kashmir has eased and is serving as Confidence Building Measure for families who want their beloved ones to return home.
“The Ramzan ceasefire has been successful thus far. The initiative of Hon’ble PM has helped in general improvement in law & order. The situation especially in south Kashmir has eased & is serving as confidence Building Measure for families who want their boys to return back home,” DGP tweeted. (.)