Geelani Rejects Saroop’s Statement, ‘Kashmir an Internationally Recognized Dispute’



Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani

Rejecting the statement of Indian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Vikas Saroop wherein he had said “Kashmir is an integral part of India”, Chairperson All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said “Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute”.

“It is not an integral part of India and, India by its military might occupy Kashmir, which has no moral or constitutional authority,” Geelani said in a statement.

He appealed the OIC Secretary General to go beyond passing the mere resolutions and “help Kashmiris in freedom struggle and use your influence and good offices to pressurize India to implement UN resolutions in J&K without further delay”.

Geelani said, “it is India which is holding the Jammu and Kashmir just with the help of its military might and this country is prosecuting and oppressing Kashmiris since last 69 years now. The prevailing political uncertainty and disturbance in the state is due to the rigid and stubborn approach of India and their regional aspirations to become a king maker is absolutely absurd and which only leads people to further pain and agony not only in Kashmir but the whole subcontinent including India and Pakistan. So, by uttering integral part rhetoric every now and then neither going to change the situation nor it affects the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He said, “India must adopt realistic approach to implement UN resolution as promised by India including world community.”

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (m) spokesperson while condemning the continued house arrest of the Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, APHC Media Adviser Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, senior leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and detention of other senior Hurriyat leaders and activists said, “oppressing people with excessive use of force cannot force people to give up their struggle based on just rights.”

According to the spokesperson, a high level delegation comprising of Abdul Rashid Untoo, Abdul Majid Wani and Mir Imran visited several police stations including Zakura, Alamgari Bazar, Lal Bazar and Nigeen to enquire the wellbeing of several Hurriyat leaders and activists detained from the past several days.

Terming the continuous arrest of leaders and activists as unfortunate the spokesperson said, “it replicates that in Kashmir to raise voice against the atrocities is a crime. The arrest spree in nook and corner of the valley is eye opener for World Human Rights organizations which demands a strong notice.”


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