‘They don’t deserve vote’: Geelani censures mainstream politicians


Srinagar, The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday blamed mainstream politicians for mayhem and bloodshed in Kashmir.

In his telephonic address to mourners who had assembled to participate in the funeral prayers of slain militant Tauseef Ahmed Wagay at Kanjikul Yaripora in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Geelani paid tributes to the slain militant and three civilians killed in forces’ firing in Chadoora on Tuesday.

“These pro-India politicians don’t have any worth. They don’t deserve our vote and support. Jail is the better place for them as they are involved in scandals like corruption, sex rackets and embezzlements. As soon as they get into power corridors, they promote liquor trade, narcotics and immodesty,” Geelani alleged.

“These parties strengthen Delhi’s forced control. It is quite strange that on one hand they are killing our budding youth and on the other are desperate to enact drama for their petty gains.  Whole nation stands with grieved families. These politicians are shedding crocodile tears and are as usual playing deceit. They are not sincere. Otherwise they would have disassociated themselves from pro-India politics,” Geelani said.

While reiterating poll boycott appeal for upcoming elections slated on April 9 and 12, Geelani said: “It is very painful to see that those carrying the coffins of our youngsters extend favor and support to these pro-Indian politicians. They have no regard for their suffering community and they need to take care of their conscience.”

Geelani while referring to the huge participations of people in funeral prayers of militants said: “People should honor the blood of these brave hearts and never ever betray their mission.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (G) said that on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani, a deputation comprising district president Budgam, Tashooq Ahmad, Syed Zahoor-ul- Haq Geelani, Molana Mudasir Nadvi, Gh Mohammad Bangroo & Mukhtar Ahmad visited bereaved families of three slain youth, Zahid Rashid, Aamir Fayaz, and Ishfaq Ahmad on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani  and conveyed condolences and sympathies.

The party leader Khalid Hussain addressed mourners in Kulgam, he said.