Warns authorities on Asiya Andrabi’s incarceration
SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Friday ridiculed the remarks of Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley that New Delhi won’t talk to resistance leadership.
“We have never begged for talks before India nor are we looking for bilateral talks,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
“We will never talk with those following fascist dogma. We will pursue our mission till India and its leaders shun their rigid approach. New Delhi’s continuous denial and its colonial and despotic approach won’t change the historical realities about Kashmir issue nor can they break our resolve,” he said.
Geelani also condemned the shifting of ailing Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi to Amphala Jail, Jammu.
Geelani said that the state authorities were pushing people to the wall and warned administration of “dire consequences” if “such brutalities” against civilians were not stopped.
“Aasiya Andrabi is suffering from various ailments and is critically ill; shifting her to Amphala (jail) would prove detrimental for her,” the statement said.
“If any untoward happens to (the) ailing leader, administration shall have to face consequences.”
Stating that the use of pellets against protesting students was unjustified, Geelani said that instead of considering the reason and root cause of “unrest” among students, the use of “brute” force would further escalate the appalling situation.
He stressed for immediate release of students and demanded stringent action against the erring forces personnel who raided college in Pulwama and other educational institutions.