Participating in elections an act of treason: Geelani


SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani while paying rich tributes to slain militant and youth in Chadoora and Kulgam on Tuesday, said these “brave-hearts” are facing a big power and lay their lives to end the “age-old slavery”.

In a statement issued , Geelani termed the killing of a civilian Khalid Ahmad Dar at Kulgam as “very unfortunate” and blamed the state administration, police and other government forces for “such brutal killings”. He said forces under a well thought-out plan are carrying out “bloodshed”.

In his telephonic address to mourners, Geelani urged people to boycott the upcoming Panchayat elections and said, “A few people who vote in the election dramas were not only committing an act of treason but their actions also act as oxygen for India’s illegal control of Kashmir.”

Hurriyat (G) chairman while referring to “pro-Indian” parties said they are well aware about the freedom sentiments of people, “however they exploit these sentiments and deceive common people and their main aim is to get to power corridors”.