#Day50: ‘Enough Is Enough, Won’t Let Coming Generation To Live under Occupation,’ says Geelani

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Kashmir's ace artist portraying blinding of Kashmiris in latest portrait.
Kashmir’s ace artist, Masood Hussain, portraying blinding of Kashmiris in latest portrait.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference ailing chief Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday termed “people of India along-with its armed forces” as “our brothers as per our faith”.

In a statement issued after being arrested by police while stopping him from marching towards 15 Corps headquarter of Army at Badambagh to deliver a letter asking “them to vacate from Jammu and Kashmir”, he said, “this is not something new but we are demanding this for the last 70 years.”

“In 2009, we started campaign of demilitarization – Fuji Inkhilah – and in 2010, we intensified this campaign by a common and famous slogan – Go India Go Back – and Masarat Aalam is still languishing in jail for actively participating and galvanizing this campaign,” Geelani said.

“Today also, very politely and humbly, we request these armed forces that you failed to win our hearts for the last 70 long years and you will never be able to do so in future as well,” the ailing Hurriyat patriarch said.

“Our basic right, Right to Self Determination has been promised by none other than the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru not only in Indian Parliament in 1952, but in Kashmir’s historic Lal Chowk in front of lakhs of people,” Geelani said.

“He (JL Nehru) at that time said that this is a commitment not only with Kashmiris but to the whole world that we will allow the people of Jammu and Kashmir to decide their future on their own as we don’t believe in forced marriages,” Geelani repeated the famous words.

Syed Ali Geelani reading 'Go Home' letter to Army based in Kashmir before being arrested ahead of his planned march to 15 Corps Army headquarter at Badambagh in Srinagar on August 27, 2016.
Syed Ali Geelani reading ‘Go Home’ letter to Army based in Kashmir before being arrested ahead of his planned march to 15 Corps Army headquarter at Badambagh in Srinagar on August 27, 2016.

“We want to convey this clear message to the armed forces that you will be tired of killing and maiming us, you will exhaust all your ammunition to curb us but you will never ever succeed in containing us,” ailing Geelani said. “This is ironical that you have made our whole population a testing lab for your armed arsenal and despite the clear writing on wall you continue to remain in a denial mode.”

Geelani further said that “whatever the circumstances” whether “we are arrested or we are debarred from communicating with you”, he said, “our struggle will continue”.

“We are being killed in bits, our youths are being butchered, we suffer millions and trillions of losses each day, and how can we be mute spectators of this catastrophic scenario,” Geelani observed. “Enough is enough, we as a nation have decided that in no way we will let our coming generation to live under the forced occupation of India.”

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