Army’s Iftar party aimed at showing ‘artificial’ love: Geelani

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Asks people not to participate in such events

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the firing and injuring of four teenage girls in Shopian, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said: “this is what the Indian army means by the much-hyped ceasefire”.

“It is the genetic nature of the oppressor that it inflicts the wounds first and then sprinkles the salt and pepper on them, to aggregate the pain and agony of the sufferer, so that these sick-minded rulers get psychological and mental pleasure,” Geelani said in a statement issued to GNS.

He said the “so-called” Iftar party by the army is aimed at showing “artificial” love and affection with the bereaved families. He applauded and hailed the people of Shopian who opposed these “fake gestures”.

“When people of that area didn’t want such an event, why these men in uniform forced their dictation on gunpoint and when people opposed, they fired to silence them by bullets,” Hurriyat (G) chairman said adding that army will continue to conduct such Iftar parties to mingle with people “so that they could wash off their hands drenched in our blood”.

He asked people to behave like their Shopian brethren and not to participate in such activities.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) in a statement said it is organizing a daylong Nuzool-i-Quran Conference on May 27, Sunday, at Rehmatabad Hyderpora here. The Conference, which is to be held from 10 am, will be presided over by chairman Syed Ali Geelani.

Renowned Islamic scholars, writers, pro-freedom leaders, religious scholars and other dignitaries will express their viewpoint on the occasion.

People from all sections are cordially requested to attend the said conference, a spokesperson of the amalgam said in a statement. (GNS)