‘Use of Force’ on Geelani’s Activists: ‘Democratic Claims Exposed,’ says Hurriyat (m)

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Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Sunday said condemned the use of force on people outside the residence of senior pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani. Geelani led Tehreek-I-Hurriyat had planned a day long party convention today.

Hurriyat (m) spokesperson said, “all claims of upholding democratic values by the so called elected champions of democracy stand exposed time and again and are a grim reminder of the fact that J&K is a police state.”

Meanwhile, terming the calling off NSA talks between India and Pakistan as “unfortunate, Hurriyat (m) stated, “the way forwards towards resolution of issues between the two countries including the core issue of Kashmir is through dialogue and deliberations.”

The statement blamed “Indian intransigence” as the main reason for the calling off talks between the two nations, the Hurriyat amalgam stated, “the conditions put forward by the Government of India with respect to the holding of talks were so absurd and unrealistic that it seems that they were deliberately made to find an escape route from the dialogue.”

Hurriyat (m) reiterated, “the Kashmir issue is not a territorial or border issue between India and Pakistan but the basic human issue of the future political dispensation of more than fifteen million people living in the region in uncertainty and under the shadow of gun. This issue can either be resolved through the UN resolutions passed over it or alternately through talks between India Pakistan and the main stakeholders the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

“The amalgam regrets that the Government of India unreasonable posturing with regard to the issue and wants to remind it that such tactics will not deter the people of J&K from pursuing their just cause.”

The conglomerate, the statement said, “appreciated the Government of Pakistan’s steadfastness in sticking to its principled stand with regard to the Kashmir issue.” “Pakistan has always lend political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause.” “Mirwaiz in this regard called up the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, and hailed Pakistan’s stand on the issue.”

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