Concert attempt to divert attention from HR abuses: Geelani
Srinagar, Sep 5: Terming Zubin Mehta’s “Ahsas-e- Kashmir ” a ‘senseless attempt and propaganda tool’ to divert the attention from the ‘worst human right situations in Kashmir’, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has reiterated his appeal to the people to stage protests on Friday and observe shutdown on Saturday against it.
Geelani urged the people to demonstrate their responsibility on this historical event. “They should convey a message that neither they will compromise with the sacrifices nor will they in any case forget the precious sacrifices presented by martyrs,” he said.
Commenting on the search operations and blockades, Geelani said, “The authorities in order to make the show a success have opted for coercive measures and unjustified restrictions. The coercion and repressive measures stand witness that people of Jammu and Kashmir neither accepted the forced control and nor will they call off their struggle.”
Strongly criticizing the German ambassador Michael Steiner, Geelani said, “I wish he should have exhibited wisdom and then concluded that restrictions imposed have turned the music show into a mere military operation. He represents the Zionist lobby and is pursuing a hidden agenda. He has never expressed his sympathies with oppressed nations in the world. Wherever he went, he played a controversial role and reinforced the agenda of occupying regimes.”
“Media personnel from across the world are expected on this musical concert and consequently they would focus on Kashmir too,” said Geelani, adding that “It is the responsibility of the pro-freedom sections and people to mobilize public opinion and take necessary measures to represent the sentiments and aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Geelani, in his appeal to student community, people of Jammu and Kashmir, transporters, traders and government employees, urged them to play their role for movement and reaffirm their resolve that under no circumstances they will surrender or call off their struggle.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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