SRINAGAR: Taking a strong exception to random killings of Indian forces informers, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has said the collaborators should be excommunicated if proved guilty of spying for the state. “Death is not the only penalty to deter collaborators. There are other means. Let the Mujahideen bring the culprits to the public. If proved guilty after proper verification people should observe social boycott against such elements. I have repeatedly said this. Even if a person indulges in anti-movement activities he could be warned and there are methods to make him feel like a sinner,” a Hurriyat statement quoted Geelani as said in a gathering in Sopore.
“Let the armed fighters not create any confusion by killing a person without disclosing his anti-movement activities to public,” Geelani told a local news gathering agency KNS. Geelani said, “When armed fighters kill some people without making their wrongs public it creates confusion and it helps the Indian organisations to eliminate anyone they wish and later dub him accordingly.”
He suggested “social boycott” against any suspect after he is found involved in anti-movement activities. “The informers and Indian workers would face a public disgrace if their deeds were made known to public, provided that is done,” he urged militant outfits.
Terming the forthcoming assembly elections as “sheer drama”, Geelani said the government has deployed SOG personnel in several villages of Baramullah who according to him were coercing the innocent villagers and insisting them to vote in the elections. Saying that a select group of Police officers were being posted in his hometown Sopore to make the “election drama” a success, Geelani said the people in the town were getting the threatening calls. “You can see the height of their frustration that an unknown organization ‘Haji-Tanzeeem-ul-Haq’ has been threatening pro-freedom people and Hurriyat members of dire consequences.”-SANA