Amnesty to Kashmiri stone-pelters a political stunt, drafted in Nagpur: Geelani
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that the “so-called general amnesty is a mere political stunt, drafted in Nagpur headquarters in a bid to label those pursuing freedom movement as stone pelters”.
In a statement, Geelani said that the authorities in New Delhi and their “puppets” in the state were “annoyed and dejected” when people vehemently came on roads to resent the forced occupation from 2008 to 2016.
“…and FIRs were filed against thousands of youth and later a few were released against hefty ransom. Thousands were arrested and despite court orders were rearrested,” said Geelani.
The octogenarian leaders appealed to the international human rights organizations to cognizance of rights violations in Kashmir. “They should raise their voice for those facing state terror and added that people in state are worst sufferers.”