Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that escalating war hysteria in India has forced the Indian political and armed elite to stage-manage “Surgical Strikes” to teach Pakistan a “lesson”.
“By doing so, a lid has been put on the roaring voices of revenge and sarcastic reverberation of inaction. Now the whole nation has turned to jubilation from the common man to the intellectual class, especially the brokered media houses and their fascist and fanatic anchors,” Geelani said in a statement on Saturday.
Geelani said that the Indian media and army claims that they have not targeted Pakistan army installations or personnel but rather have struck at the camp of “terrorists”, is nothing new: the Indian army has been doing so for the past 27 years.
He said that India and Pakistan cannot go to war as they know well what the collision of nuclear heads means. “Creating war-like situation, refusal to take part in the SAARC summit, threatening a water blockade, “isolating” Pakistan at global level, are cunning mechanisms to hoodwink the world community and to divert their attention from the root cause of all these evils,” Geelani said.
Geelani said that war has not yet started but its ramification and repercussions are already being borne by the poor and innocent population on both sides of the fence, by mass migration. “God forbids, if good sense fails to prevail and root causes of this catastrophe in being is left unattended then millions of people, their life and livelihood, habit and habitat are sure to vanish in a blink of an eye and there has to be a long wait for centuries to see a glimpse of life in this region,” he said.
Geelani said that the only factor to ignite this human disaster is none other than the unresolved and unsettled issue of Kashmir. He said the forces responsible for this unbearable loss to humanity are Indian stubbornness and unrealistic attitude.