Srinagar, January 22, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani while paying tributes to Gaw Kadal martyrs has said that the blood of these martyrs will not be allowed to go waste and people will never forget their sacrifices.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We are committed to fulfill their mission,” and appealed to human rights organizations including Amnesty International to utilize their offices in bringing to book the perpetrators involved in heinous crimes against humanity.
“As long as Indian forces are there, such pain giving events will continue to occur and add to the never-ending situation of uncertainty,” he said and expressed solidarity with bereaved families of martyrs of Gaw Kadal massacre. He said, “We have presented unparalleled sacrifices for a sacred cause and hundreds of graveyards stand testimony to this. People sacrificed their future for us and now we are duty bound to safeguard these sacrifices and pursue their mission.”
Syed Ali Gilani appealed to intellectuals, historians and literary persons to formulate a chronological record and documentation of all these events and massacres and pass this on to next generations. It is an obligation for us to preserve all our records regarding such events,” he said.
While referring to the army officers involved in killings, he said that those involved in these crimes were roaming free and were never prosecuted for their crimes or brought to book, instead were honored and elevated to higher status. “It is because of this unaccountability that people are worst sufferers and are facing these heart-breaking events. Forces feel free and can kill anybody without any fear of accountability.”
Syed Ali Gilani while criticizing the international community’s apathetic approach and indifference towards people of Jammu and Kashmir said that they had turned their blind eye to all these gruesome happenings.
He asked the United Nations that unless the forces’ atrocities were checked and probe initiated against killers and perpetrators, human rights violations would go on unchecked. He sought help and asked international community to come to the rescue and help to stop killings in Kashmir and initiate action against preparatory of these massacres.
He condemned the arrest of JKLF Chief Mohammad Yassin Malik and said that puppet administration had virtually turned state into a military garrison and by crushing and curbing the fundamental rights they are hell-bent on strangulating every genuine voice from freedom camp.
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