While referring to the reports, Geelani in a statement issued to KNS said that authorities admit and it is synonymous to the fact that they are carrying the occupation through their military might and added that people while resisting unconstitutional and illegal occupation, have since past 71 years presented more than 6 lakh souls.
“India has waged war on innocent civilians,” said Geelani and while referring to the instrument of accession, endorsed by then Maharaja, added that it is neither valid nor authentic.
Geelani said that as per guidelines laid in independence and partition plan, the Maharaja’s and kings had no right to exercise their will regarding the future course or decide political destiny of their domain or states and added that people had right to decide their destiny and future status of their states.
Geelani referring to the historical events of past, said that “Hari Singh was not an authority to annex or instrument an accession with India or any country as he was fleeing and leaving towards Jammu. Therefore, there is no constitutional, legal, political or moral status of this so-called instrument of accession.”
“Despite their tall claims and parroting about being a great democratic country, they are depriving 15 million people from their birth right,” Geelani said.
Hurriyat Chairman said how Indian authorities can think that the nation that has suffered and presented such great sacrifices, will bear the burden of forced occupation.
Geelani suggested authorities in New Delhi to allow people to exercise their right to self-determination, saying that their predecessors have made commitment in all international forums.
“This is the moral responsibility of India to fulfil their commitment and allow us to live peaceful life,” said Geelani.
Geelani while paying tributes to all martyrs said that these youths while laying their precious lives, are nourishing a sacred cause with their blood and in his appeal to people asked to safeguard their sacrifices and stay away from those strengthening forced and illegal occupation.
Geelani paid tributes to Ali Kadal martyrs and said “we are duty bound to follow their mission till its logical end.”
Meanwhile, deeply concerned and grieved about the devastating fire incident at Islamabad (Anantanag) in which 13 residential houses and 18 shops where gutted, Geelani said that widespread destruction has left more than a dozen families shelter less in these cold days of winter.
He appealed the affluent class of the society to generously donate to help these victims so that their sufferings are minimized to some extent. (KNS)