Jammu massacre 1947 ‘worst tragedy’, says Geelani

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 6 2018

Terming the 1947 Jammu massacre as the worst human tragedy, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said the slaughtering lakhs of Muslims “is a brazen and most barbaric incident human history can ever come across.”

Under a deep and well knit conspiracy, he said, it was announced that those willing to go to Pakistan are advised to assemble in Jammu police lines.

“It is here to mention that Hari Singh and his troops had unleashed a reign of terror and Muslim population was not only traumatized but terrified as well and the announcement to send them to Pakistan served a cool breeze and a great sight of relief for them,” said Geelani, in a statement.

“The people assembled in the said venue along with their families including women and kids. They were boarded in trucks to be taken to Samba. On reaching halfway near a narrow lane, they were deboarded, young and beautiful females were taken away and the rest of people including kids were pumped with bullets. These blood thirsty vultures did not stop there but the vandalism and bloodshed continued for months,” he said.

Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Jammu, the Hurriyat chairman said that this ‘must be a unique piece of land where such a huge crop of human heads has been harvested by the hatred minds and their mentors.’

He said that Jammu and Kashmir is a single unit and “we all will collectively fight the forced occupation which will be the best and glorious tribute to all our martyrs including those of November 1947.”

He said the people at the helm at that time acted as “deaf and mute spectators” and focused only on their personal and family gains.

“All the areas of Jammu region witnessed the ugliest and most brutal human carnage and all streets and fields of Jammu region were flooded with blood and flesh of Muslims,” said Geelani, in the statement.