Govt Silence On Uri Graves Incriminating: Geelani—>By KashmirObserver

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Below is a news report by Kashmir Observer

Govt Silence On Uri Graves Incriminating: GeelaniSrinagar, KONS: Accusing the government of India of exterminating Kashmiris and promoting vice to ruin the valley’s youth, the chairman of the breakaway faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani today led peaceful demonstrations here to protest at the discovery of unnamed graves in north Kashmir and the spread of waywardness in society.

A large number of Hurriyat activists emerged from the TRC mosque after noon prayers, and marched in a procession demanding investigations into the unmarked graves found in Uri, and an end to what they described as state terrorism.

The procession marched to the TRC grounds and staged a sit-in under a tent, decrying the plight of detainees and the promotion of vice in the valley.

Speaking to pressmen, Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that the discovery of unmarked graves was a serious issue and the silence of the state and the central governments had raised several questions.

“The revelations of unnamed graves is an eye-opener for the Indian public and government as to the way innocent and unarmed youth have been sent to their graves through state terrorism,” he said.

“This is only the beginning. If the matter is investigated further, numerous such graves will possibly be found throughout the length and breadth of the state,” he said.

Geelani demanded that all such graves be traced to determine whether the people declared missing by the government were buried there.

Geelani said that the Amnesty International, Asia Watch and other organizations should take serious note of the issue and immediately launch and investigations, and the UN and other international human rights organizations should send their teams to Kashmir to ascertain the truth.

Geelani further said that the government of India was trying various tactics to ruin Kashmiri youth, and opening liquor outlets all over the state and issuing licenses for them was part of the game plan to wean youth away from their demand of independence.

“Though the Dukhtaran-e-Millat had launched a campaign against the promotion of liquor, but the police targeted the organization instead,” he said.

“Laying parks and gardens, and promoting immorality is part of the same design. It is being done under a planned conspiracy to make our youth adherents of western mores,” he said.

“We have a right to protest at the killing of innocent people, excesses against detainees and inhuman acts,’ he said.

Expressing concern at the plight of detainees, Geelani said that the Public Safety Act (PSA) should be scrapped, detainees in jails outside the state should be shifted back to the state, and political prisoners should be released.

Geelani said that today’s protest was aimed at demonstrating to the world that no conspiracy by India to kill the Kashmiri passion for freedom would be allowed to succeed.

He said that all parties and groups should take account of themselves, and mainstream parties, too, should think of the hereafter.

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