Srinagar, March 17: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani while suggesting Indian leadership to shun “coercive measures, state force, reprisal and egoistic approach” against people, asked it to acknowledge the ground realities of the long-pending issue and adopt realistic and rational approach for its lasting and peaceful solution.
Referring to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement, wherein he has called for using strength and tact to counter pro-freedom people in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani in a statement issued to GNS said it illustrates the egoistic and arrogant approach of Indian leadership and testifies our claim that state affairs are run by these intolerant persons.
“Mohan Bhagwat’s statement reflects the state policy of India,” Geelani said and while referring to the historical perspective of the right to self-determination said that right to self-determination is an inalienable, accepted and birthright for subjugated nations and no power on earth can deny this right.
“All member countries should honour and respect the right to self-determination for all oppressed nations,” Hurriyat (G) chairman said, adding that since past seven decades Indian authorities while denying this right are following their policy of repression and coercion.
“People are being brutally killed, properties razed to the ground, people and leadership caged on fake allegations, youth tortured and disappear in custody and rape is being as war weapon against women,” he said.
Geelani while declining to “succumb to pressure”, said that “freedom movement has passed into the fourth generation and they with their supreme commitment and dedication are facing all excesses and atrocities perpetrated by Indian forces”.
Hailing people for their “commitment and bravery”, Geelani said, “We are sure and we have no doubt that people in the state won’t budge to pressure tactics, instead will safeguard these cherished sacrifices.”
He appealed youth to study Quran and Sunnah and asked them to stand firm against conspiracies being hatched against Muslim Ummah.
“We need to understand the follies and anti-movement activities being played by the enemy and we should check and see that no black sheep gets an entry in our folds,” he said.
Hurriyat (G) chairman said Kashmir issue is a political and human issue and “our viewpoint is unambiguous”.
“Instead of force and coercion, political steps should be taken to solve it amicably and as per resolutions accepted in United Nations,” Geelani said. (GNS)