Srinagar Sept 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday said the “long silence” Kashmiris were “forced” to maintain over human rights violations following the 2010 mass uprising had emboldened “Indian troops to commit more atrocities.”
Issuing a fresh protest calendar against the Shopian killings, Geelani stressed continuity for the “success of struggle against Indian occupation.”
According to Kashmir Reader Geelani said that he would submit a memorandum on the killings of youth in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the world body’s office here .
According to a Hurriyat(G) spokesman , Geelani has asked “freedom-loving people” to assemble at his Hyderpora residence on Wednesday(September 18), from where he plans to lead a rally to the UN office at Sonwar here to submit a memorandum addressed to Moon.
He said that the memorandum, which is to be submitted at the office of the UN Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), will highlight the recent Shopian killings along with the “grave human rights violations” in Kashmir.
The objective is to attract world attention towards the demand for the resolution of the Kashmir issue, he said.
Geelani has also called protests after Friday prayers on September 20 and a shutdown on Saturday(September 21), the spokesman added.
“Maintaining continuity is imperative if we are to succeed in our struggle against Indian occupation ,” Geelani said.
“The silence Kashmiris were coerced into maintaining over human rights violations following the 2010 uprising has only emboldened them to commit more atrocities,” Geelani said.
Describing the curfew and restrictions in Shopian and other parts of south Kashmir as the “worst example of state terrorism”, Geelani demanded complete demilitarisation of the state.