Geelani, Mirwaiz Condemn Blasts14 July 2011
Srinagar: Chairman of both factions of Hurriyat Conference and several other separatist groups have strongly condemned the serial blasts in Mumbai that left 18 persons dead and over 100 injured. “There is no justification for such inhuman incidents. Innocent killings cannot be justified by either the State or an individual or a group. It is an unpardonable act as killing of an innocent is equivalent to killing of humanity,” Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said in a statement issued here. Terming it as worst act of terrorism, he said the killing of innocents is the murder of humanity. “The persons involved in the heinous crime should be punished severely,” he said. Geelani rubbished the notion that “terrorism” is linked with a particular community. “The blasts in Malegaon, Makkah Masjid, Ajmeer Dargah and Samjhuata Express in India have made it amply clear that people from all communities are related with such terrorist act and it is not confined to a particular community as is being projected,” he said. Hurriyat (G) chairman said such people have some personal motives and they are ‘mentally sick.’ “In order to vent their anger they spread terror and target innocent people. States should look over the peoples’ woes and see if there are some loopholes in the governance,” he said. “Governments should on their part survey people and see if there are some injustices being done to the citizens. It is their responsibility to see if this is not the outcome of state repression,” added Geelani. Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has also strongly condemned the Mumbai attacks. 'We are saddened by the huge loss of life in the Mumbai blasts and condemn it. Spilling the blood of innocents – be it in Mumbai, Palestine, Karachi or Kashmir – is a shameful and inhuman act,' he said. He said such incidents are aimed at creating obstacles in the dialogue process. 'Now, it depends on the leadership of the sub-continent to adopt a positive approach and carry the talks forward for finding solution to all outstanding issues including Kashmir,' he said. Hurriyat (M) chairman said those involved in killing of innocent people are enemies of humanity. Most of the separatist groups have also condemned yesterday’s serial blasts in Indian’s financial hub.