SRINAGAR: Taking a dig at PDP leadership, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that it was pitiful that for its “existence and mere political gains”, the party was “begging” for dialogue.
“It was better for them to leave the coalition but they won’t as they neither follow ethics nor their conscience,” he said, adding that National Conference was no different and was playing “deceit and double game”.
Commenting on the “submissive approach of PDP for securing favours from Delhi and consequent refusal for dialogue by Jan Sangh leadership”, Geelani, in a statement issued here said;
“We will never beg for talks. However, PDP is strained and feels no shame as they want to save their face,” he said.
He rejected bilateral talks saying that dialogues, either between India and Pakistan or Delhi and Srinagar, are futile exercises unless the (Kashmir) issue is resolved through UN resolutions. He also added that despite utilising military might for the last seven decades, Indian leadership, could neither alter the discourse of Kashmir issue nor has New Delhi’s continuous denial caused any harm to its (Kashmir issue’s) significance.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said “occupation” never lasts long but is a temporary phase and has to go.
“India needs to shun the state-sponsored violence and uphold the international law, respect and adhere to the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. These resolutions form the basis (for struggle) and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution besides represent the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Geelani said.
“The international community stands guarantee for the 18 resolutions endorsed in the UNO and India is signatory to those resolutions.”
The Hurriyat (G) chairman said Indian leadership used all measures but failed to lure the people of Kashmir. “It makes no difference. New Delhi follows LK Advani’s theory or fanatical views of Narendra Modi,” he said. “Kashmiris are not scared of the threat statements of Ram Madhav and Amit Shah. Instead, it infuses a fresh lease of life in our freedom sentiments,” he said.