Srinagar, April 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the presence of Indian troops near densely populated areas of the Valley has made the lives of civilians miserable.
Syed Ali Gilani, who is under house arrest at his Hyderpora residence in Srinagar, in a statement termed as genuine the demand of Baramulla residents for removal of army camps. “The deployment of unbridled armed forces in civilian areas is tantamount to anti-human policy,” he said and called for complete demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that the pro-India politicians played a big drama in the so-called Legislative Assembly for return of mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru. “On one hand, they are giving a free hand to the armed forces to use lethal and poisonous substances against peacefully protesting people, and on the other, they express sympathies with the families of those murdered by their forces,” he pointed out.
The veteran leader said that the confrontation of the puppet Chief Minister with the Indian government was a drama. “Those who are seeking the advice from Indian Home Ministry just for lifting curfew how can they take an anti-Delhi stand and survive as rulers? Omar’s theatrical rhetoric against New Delhi is a mutually pre-decided programme,” he maintained.
Syed Ali Gilani urged the people to prepare themselves for the boycott of coming so-called elections in the territory to express solidarity with the martyrs. “With the elections approaching near, the pro-India politicians in Kashmir have started to show an artificial and stimulated rift and ideological differences with government of India to get votes from people,” he stated.
He described the announcement of investigation by the puppet administration in the killing of a young scholar, Tahir Sofi, as eyewash. He added that the attempts were on under the cover of investigation by the administration to protect the army men involved in the killing of Tahir Sofi.
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