Demands release of Bilal Kawa
Srinagar, Jan 16: “India is heading towards Hindu Rashtra and fascism,” said Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, adding that the recent statement of BJP leader Surinder Singh serves as an eye-opener and a “big blow” for all “pro-Indian” parties and their local “henchmen”.
Commenting over BJP leader’s recent statement that “India will be a Hindu Rashtra by 2024”, Geelani in a statement issued to GNS said, “It invalidates the rhetoric and parroting of local stooges about India being the largest democracy”. He said it is quite shocking that they (BJP leaders) don’t even feel ashamed of “distorting facts” about the “so-called” Instrument of Accession.
“They are even justifying this on wrong assertions and distorting historical facts,” said Geelani, adding, “Indians have every right to decide the political structure of their country but in no case have any right to thrust their choice over Muslim community and other minorities living in India.”
Referring to historical facts about the Partition plan, Hurriyat (G) chairman said Indian politicians are following “deceit and double standard”. He said the ruling parties and politicians in India are unwilling to accept the historical veracities.
“Denying harsh realities won’t serve any purpose or help,” he said, adding that New Delhi and its rulers themselves are in a fix and “even “inadvertently acknowledge the Two-Nation theory.
“Kashmir is not part of India. So far as our geographical, cultural and religious affiliations are concerned, we are in no way a part of India. People in the state never accepted the so-called Instrument of Accession,” Geelani said.
He said both India and Pakistan are nuclear countries and any flare up can prove extremely detrimental for the South Asia.
Geelani asked all “pro- Indian” political parties to “shun hypocritical approach and desist from “saffronizing” their politics and avoid any attempt to tinker with the Article 35-A or alter the Muslim majority character of the state.
The Hurriyat leader appealed people to boycott the upcoming Panchayat polls, saying the central and state governments have been using such elections to hoodwink the international community.
Meanwhile, Geelani strongly condemned the arrest of a Kashmiri businessman Bilal Kawa in Delhi, saying Kashmiri youths are being implicated in false cases.
“Those pursuing education, treatment or trade in other parts of India feel insecure as police and agencies haunt them for no reason,” Geelani said and demanded immediate release of Kawa.
“We stand with Kawa family and will extend every possible support to them,” Geelani said in a statement issued to GNS. (GNS)