Not Against Dialogue, Geelani Says, ‘India Using it as a Time Killing Process’



All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) leaders with Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit in New Delhi on March 24, 2016.
Led by Octogenarian Syed Ali Geelani, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) leaders with Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit in New Delhi on March 24, 2016.

Chairperson APHC (g) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that by creating a false impression of “terrorism”, India actually wants to pressurize Pakistan so that it will surrender its principle stand with regarding to the Kashmir issue and will put it on the “backburner”.

“He advised Pakistan government that they should not beg for talks with India but instead they should send them a clear message that the real and core issue between the two nations is the Kashmir dispute and until this issue is solved according to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, the peace, development and the prosperity in this region is a distant dream,” Geelani expressed these views in a detailed meeting with the Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in New Delhi.

“This 2 hour long meeting took place today afternoon at Pakistani High Commission office at New Delhi. Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit assured Geelani that Pakistan will not show any flexibility in its principle stand with regards to the Kashmir dispute,” a party statement issued here read.

Speaking on the occasion Geelani said that we want to tell the world that the “freedom struggle” of Kashmir has nothing to do with terrorism and we strongly condemn terrorism in any form.

He said that it is India which is holding Jammu & Kashmir just with the help of its “military might” and is prosecuting and oppressing its citizens since last 69 years. “Not only Pakistan but it is the moral responsibility of the whole world to help the Kashmiris in their struggle against the tyranny and make room for the free and fair referendum process in the Jammu & Kashmir on the pattern of Scotland. India had many times made numerous promises with the people of Jammu & Kashmir that they will be provided a free chance to decide their future and their decision will be respected,” the statement added.

Geelani further said that the prevailing “political uncertainty” and disturbance in the state is due to the rigid and stubborn approach of India. “India had backtracked from its promises and is not cooperating in the implementation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir.”

The octogenarian leader said that we are not against the dialogue process but India does not maintain a “good track” record in this regard. “India uses the talks as a time killing process and to hoodwink the world community. The incidents of violence occur in both India and Pakistan but India wants to blackmail Pakistan over the Pathankote incident. Kashmiris do not want destruction of India in any way but they only want that their basic and birth rights be granted to them. They can’t be simply labeled as terrorists.”

While greeting the Pakistan government, Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Resolution Day, Geelani said that Pakistan is the only visible supporter of the Kashmiri nation and the way this nation is supporting our right to self-determination, we are extremely thankful to them for that.

While expressing his deep concern over the internal situations in Pakistan, Geelani said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other like organizations are committing an act of terrorism who are working to destabilize this country internally. “Their activities have no relation with Islam and they are damaging the fort of Islam.”

On the occasion Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit also prayed for the good health of Geelani and said that he is the symbol of “freedom struggle of Kashmir” and his determination is a major source of inspiration for us too.

He said that whole Pakistani nation salutes him and prays for his long and healthy life.

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