Nothing Less Than Self Determination Acceptable: Geelani

KL Report


Reiterating that nothing less than right to self to determination is acceptable to Kashmiris and that the Kashmir issue cannot be put on the backburner, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that the time is not ripe for a visit to Pakistan. He said that no power can stop Kashimiris from fighting for their just cause.

“I don’t have the passport and the time is not ripe either to visit Pakistan. Mirwaiz lead Hurriyat has visited Pakistan earlier, what have they achieved from that visit”, said Geelani while addressing a press conference at his Hyderpora residence on Thursday.

Speaking about Indo-Pak talks, he said that the two countries can’t put Kashmir issue on the backburner by merely entering a process of dialogue.

“We want permanent resolution of Kashmir which is possible only under the implementation of  UN resolutions. We’ll not accept anything less than right to self determination”, said Geelani.

Terming the life imprisonments as the tool to suppress voices of Kashmiris, Hurriyat (G) Chairman said , “Five lakh Muslims have been killed, women raped, and innumerable human rights violations committed by the security forces but no one has been punished responsible for these crimes”.

He said that India is the sign of black imperialism and it is suppressing the voices of Kashmiris by force, adding “No power can suppress the voices of Kashmiris and the struggle will continue till its logical conclusion”.

Speaking about the recent sectarian clashes, Geelani said that the religion doesn’t teach this and the Sunnis and Shias are brothers to each other. He said that there should be no differences among Muslims.

Speaking about his continuous house arrest, he said that he was intending to be a part of peace march but authorities sabotaged the programme.

“Under the cover of Amarnath Yatra, our apprehensions regarding the establishment of Amarnath Colony are coming true”, said Geelani.


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