Geelani says struggle will continue ‘till freedom’

Geelani says struggle will continue ‘till freedom’

‘Be vigilant, pro-India people may try to communalise movement’
SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Wednesday said that the struggle of the Kashmiri people will continue till the freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from “the cruel clutches of India”.
“The freedom struggle of Jammu & Kashmir doesn’t belong to any particular section or the sect, but it is a joint movement of the all the people of this disputed region,” he said.
He said that pro-freedom leadership’s “peaceful programmes” were being dealt with “extreme force and pressure” by “the occupational forces” that themselves vitiate the “peaceful atmosphere” in the state and then accuse the pro-freedom leadership and the youths of Kashmir of “subverting the peace”.
He, as per a statement issued here, expressed the before he was arrested for trying to march towards Kulgam.
Geelani said that the region of Jammu & Kashmir “is presenting view of a major prison” in which the people “are suffocating and suffering at the hands of the Indian forces and the police”.
“The hollow democratic claims of India stand completely exposed in Kashmir where the government forces have been deployed to suppress every such voice or concern, which is raised for the interest of the people of the state,” he said.
He strongly condemned the “undemocratic actions” of the government. To hide its “atrocities” and “the state terrorism” in Kashmir, India is making unsuccessful attempts to link the “peaceful and indigenous” struggle of the Kashmiris with Pakistan and terrorism, he said. Geelani
India, he said, was using the policy of “accuse and kill” in Kashmir because the country knows that Jammu and Kashmir “is slipping from its hands”.
“The wicked policies of India have now become exposed at the international levels and the voices are now rising from everywhere in the world in support of the Kashmir and against the barbarism of Indian forces in the region,” he said.
The Hurriyat (G) chairman once again appealed the people to remain vigilant against the pro-Indian people who “are always looking for a chance to give communal color to our sacred freedom struggle”.
“Don’t let them hijack the mission of our martyrs in any way and keep a strict watch over those elements in the society,” he said.
“It is the fight for freedom equally for the Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians of the state,” he said, appealing the “brave-heart youths” of Kashmir, particularly from Tral and its adjoining areas, to remain vigilant.
He reiterated his appeal to the people to strictly follow the programmes of the joint pro-freedom leadership.
“Dozens of Indian secret agencies are employed here to sabotage our freedom movement by different means. They will spend millions of dollars to buy the peoples sentiments, but we have to defeat their plans and carryon the mission of our martyrs,” he said.

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