Srinagar, Jun 4: A relative of 21-year-old Kaiser Ahmed, who died after being run over by a CRPF vehicle on Saturday, hit out at Syed Ali Shah Geelani and other separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir for pushing youths to pick up stones. In a video, the source of which is unknown, a family member of Kaiser is seen slamming Geelani and separatist leaders when Hurriyat representatives came to express their condolences at his residence.
“Geelani calls DPS student Sama Shabir (Shabir Shah’s daughter) a role model. The same Geelani said don’t send children to Christian schools,” the relative is heard saying in the video. “Here two sisters don’t even know why their brother died. Don’t they know what is this martyrdom?” he asks. He then says: “A person who should be buried after his sacrifice… you have put him on display on the roads. This is Nizam-e-Mustafa (Shariah law)?” He adds: “our Prophet never let any funeral wait.”
Making a direct attack on separatist leaders, the teary-eyed family member asks, “There is just sloganeering. Give us one answer as to what the leadership is doing? What does a martyr do in his grave?” “Lakhs of people are now scared by the name of Hurriyat (separatists),” he concludes. Kaiser Ahmed was run over by a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle in Nowhatta area on Friday after the vehicle was stuck amid a protesting mob.
J&K: Kin of Kaiser Ahmed, Who Died After Being Run Over by CRPF Vehicle, Slams Separatist Leaders (Watch Video)
His death triggered more angry protests. Hundreds of people on Saturday marched towards and gathered near a graveyard in Eidgah grounds in Srinagar to offer a congregational funeral prayer. Security forces used tear smoke shells to quell the angry mourners who were shouting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.