Conducive atmosphere prime requirement for negotiations: Geelani

Conducive atmosphere prime requirement for negotiations: Geelani
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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman and chief of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said that conducive atmosphere was a prerequisite for negotiations.
Chairing an executive council meet of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat at Hyderpora, Geelani said that state sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings would further deteriorate the “horrendous” situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to statement issued by the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, the meet observed that Indian authorities instead of implementing a “realistic and political approach for the resolution of issue are following their obsessive dogma”.
Detainees despite bailed out by court are rearrested and repeatedly slapped with PSA to prolong their detention, pro-freedom leaders and activists are languishing in jails in state and outside state jails, Geelani said adding that the “harassment” of the resistance leadership and people was aimed to silence them “because they are supporting the cause of people of Jammu Kashmir”.
Blaming Indian authorities for “prevailing bloodshed”, Geelani said, “it is their stubborn and haughty approach that has turned the whole sub-continent into a slaughterhouse and despite their pressure tactics and haughty approach, they couldn’t break our resolve and people pursued the right to self-determination.”
Stating that India was not sincere in resolving Kashmir issue,” Geelani said that in principle, “we are not against dialogue process but we favour only meaningful and result oriented negotiations”.
“We have a clear agenda and our viewpoint is unambiguous that Kashmir issue can be resolved through dialogue, however, the onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity,” Geelani said.
“Dialogue is the only option,” he said, “but, unfortunately, India has never assigned any political importance to this issue.”
Referring to groups led by Ram Jethmalani, Padgoankar, Congress working groups and their recommendations, Geelani asked about the outcome of their recommendations.
The Hurriyat Conference chief also called for boycott of upcoming by elections to Lok Sabha segments and urged “people to follow the spirits as was illustrated by people during Srinagar and Budgam by-polls”.
Terming all pro-Indians leaders “stooges”, Geelani said, “their sole mission is to strengthen the Indian occupation.”



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