Srinagar: Hours after the last rites of martyred Army Colonel M N Rai, who died battling terrorists in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday, were held in New Delhi, Separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani praised the killed terrorists and said their sacrifices would not go in vain.
Paying tributes to the two terrorists, Hurriyat Conference Chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said â€œdue to the rigid and stubborn approach of New Delhi, youths are opting for gun instead of pen and this policy is costing further precious human lives in the region.â€
In an emailed statement from New Delhi, he said, â€œThe sacred blood of the martyrs will never go in vain and sooner or later India has to accept the ground realities regarding the Kashmir.â€
He said the killed terrorists were bravehearts and the India would only understand their plight and pain when they came to Kashmir and talked to them personally.
â€œHowever, the way in which India reacted to this peaceful freedom movement of Kashmir, it disheartened the younger generation of the Kashmir and they began to think about the other options of the struggle. All the youths who picked up guns after the 2010 were well and highly educated fellows. Due to the stubbornness of India, a different mentality is developing among the younger generation of the Kashmir and it will be uncontrollable for everybody,â€ he said.
â€œThe global scenarios continue to change and the atrocities and injustice doesnâ€™t have longer lives. The Kashmir policy of the Indian government is in no way based on any intellect or the farsightedness and this policy has been fruitless in the past and it will prove to be ineffective in the future also,â€ Geelani added.