In an appeal to the UN General Secretary, the chairman of the Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has sought his intervention in resolving the Kashmir dispute and asked him to impress upon India & Pakistan for its resolution as per aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir.
As per a statement Geelani has expressed his deep concern over the continuing cross border skirmishes between Indo-Pak and said that Kashmir issue is a “nuclear flash point and the peace and stability in entire subcontinent is at stake.”
While referring to the recent statement issued on behalf of Ban ki Moon wherein he had stated his readiness for mediation in the long pending issue, Geelani said, “India, Pakistan and people of Jammu & Kashmir are the prime parties for the issue and urged upon Ban ki Moon to help and save precious lives in strife torn state.”
As per the party spokesperson Geelani has also informed the UN secretary that people of Jammu & Kashmir have always made their sincere efforts to seek UN intervention and since long are striving for the implementation of right to self determination. However, Geelani has also said that “it is the stubborn and tough approach adopted by India that the issue recognized by international community, since last 66 years remained unresolved.”
While blaming India for creating instability in subcontinent, Geelani has said that it is for this issue that both countries are spending the major part of their budget over defense and both countries had locked horns over said issue in 1947, 65 and 71.
Geelani has said, “The war like situation in the subcontinent and tense relation between the two has badly affected the economy the two. India figures 2nd largest as per its population” and added however millions of its people suffer due to its wrong policies and are living below poverty line. “The people at the helm of affairs are well apprised about the fact that people of Jammu and Kashmir won’t give up and are in no way ready to compromise for their right but the authorities in India for the sake of their ego are continuing the unlawful occupation of the state,” said Geelani.