Options other than UN resolutions distrustful: Geelani

Options other than UN resolutions distrustful: Geelani

‘Out of box solution will strengthen oppressors’
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said the UNSC resolutions provide the best practical solution to the lingering Kashmir dispute while urging the international community to take a serious note of the “worst human rights violations by Indian forces” in the territory.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said, “The UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Terming the options other than UN resolutions as “distrustful”, Geelani asked pro-freedom leaders to desist from supporting or pleading other choices as “it is impossible and won’t help to contain political uncertainty in the region”.
Terming Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, ‘Azad’ Kashmir, Giglit & Baltistan a single unite and entity, Hurriyat (G) chairman said, “We will pursue the freedom movement till the issue is resolved as per aspirations of people.”
Declaring Tashkent, Shimla, Lahore declaration and four-point formula as short cuts, Geelani said all these formulas proved unrealistic, impractical and nothing is expected even in future too. “It is wastage of time and it will never prove fruitful.”
Citing examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor, Scotland Yard and South Sudan, Geelani said that sensible people respect the right to self-determination for suppressed nations. “Neither is there any space for bullying nor justification for the use of military might,” he said.
Geelani said while India claims to be a great democracy and aspires for membership to UN Security Council, the country’s stand about Jammu Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and its aspiration for membership to Security Council is “inappropriate”.
Urging the pro-freedom leadership to exhibit persistence with the movement, Geelani said, “We need to be optimistic, show wisdom and valour; time periods can’t be fixed for freedom movements, some nations achieve their goal within a short span of time while some have struggled for quite long periods.”
“It took India 90 years to achieve their goal (of freedom from British). Those leading the freedom movement in India never restored to shortcuts and at last achieved their destination. We are sure that circumstances will force India to honour the aspirations of the suppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Geelani said it is not proper to mention “other out of box options or solution” as that will “support and strengthen the oppressors”.

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