Kashmir elections a military exercise: Geelani

Kashmir elections a military exercise: Geelani

Srinagar: Terming the coming elections as a military exercise, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that his party is not against democracy but government of India should fulfill its promises.
In a statement here, Geelani said, “The election drama held in Jammu and Kashmir is in no way any alternate to the plebiscite. The election held in the presence of 7.5 lakh soldiers is only a military operation.”
He said, “We are not principally against the democracy but we have been promised at national as well as international levels that we will be given a chance to decide our future through holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. We want that those promises should be fulfilled and until it is not done our struggle will continue at every cost.”
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat distributed Rs 10,000 cheque and a relief kit each to the 50 most deserving families of Pulwama and Anantnag districts who lost their houses during the recent floods. The relief distribution function which was held at the head office of Central Relief Committee Hyderpora here, according to the statement.

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