Geelani reviews prevailing situation in J&K, chairs TeH executive council meet


Octogenarian Hurriyat chairperson Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed his deep concern over the prevailing “horrendous situations” in Jammu and Kashmir and said that unabated “state sponsored” violence, arrests, intimidations and killings will further deteriorate the situation.

Geelani while chairing the executive council meeting of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat said that detainees despite bailed out by courts are rearrested and repeatedly slapped with PSA to prolong their detention.

The participants of the meeting reviewed and discussed the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and observed that Indian state instead of implementing a realistic and political approach for the resolution of issue, are following their obsessive dogma.

Addressing the meeting Geelani said that harassing the leadership and people is aimed to silence them because they are supporting the cause of people of Jammu Kashmir and they have been kept behind the bars without any trial and that coercive and repressive measures won’t break our resolve and despite this will pursue the cherished mission.

Referring to Kashmir issue, Geelani said that it is the world’s oldest unresolved issue. “It is the bone of contention between India and Pakistan and a potential threat to peace in sub-continent.”

Blaming Indian state for prevailing bloodshed, Geelani said that it is their stubborn and haughty approach, that has turned the whole sub-continent into a slaughterhouse. “Despite their pressure tactics and haughty approach, they couldn’t break our resolve and people pursued the right to self-determination.”

“India is not sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue,” Geelani said and reiterated that in principal “we are not against dialogue process but we favour only meaningful and result oriented negotiations”.

The ailing leader said: “We have a clear agenda and our viewpoint is unambiguous that Kashmir issue can be resolved through dialogue, however the onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity.”

He said that conducive atmosphere for negotiations is prime necessity. “History stands witness, that India instead of acknowledging its historical perspective, as core and political issue, always treated it a law and order problem.”

The Hurriyat patriarch said that dialogue is an option to resolve Kashmir issue, but, unfortunately, India has never assigned any political importance to this issue and while referring to groups led by Ram Jeth Malani, Padgoankar, Congress working group and their recommendations, Geelani asked about the outcome of their recommendations.

The senior resistance leader also called for poll boycott for upcoming by-elections to parliamentary segments and urged to follow the spirits as was illustrated by people during Srinagar and Budgam by-polls.

Terming all pro-Indians leaders “stooges”, Geelani said that their sole mission is to strengthen the “Indian occupation”.


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