SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on asked New Delhi to “think with a cool mind” over its Kashmir policy.
“The policy makers of India should think with a cool mind over their Kashmir police followed from 1947 till date. They should analyse as to what they achieved by doing so,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
“Neither has the nature and status of Kashmir issue changed over these years nor could the Indian policymakers succeed in changing the hearts and minds of the people of this troubled region.”
Geelani, who left for New Delhi, said Kashmir was a “human issue” that cannot be addressed through power.
“The use of force never solves the issue. Instead, it worsens the situations. This policy is becoming a big hurdle in the development and prosperity of India itself.”
Hurriyat (G) chairman condemned the “slapping of PSA over a dozen Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leaders and activists, repeated police raids on the residence of district president for Srinagar and Ganderbal, Raja Mehraj-ud-din, and arrest of youths and students across the Valley”.
“This is the worst kind of state terrorism,” Geelani said, adding, “The process of unwanted and unnecessary arrests by government has spread a wave of terror among masses. It is beyond anyone’s understanding what actually the government wants by resorting to such measures.”
Asserting that government was targeting Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Geelani said: “About a dozen officials of this organisation have been booked under PSA and residences of many activists raided by police.”
“On Saturday morning, police from Nowgam police station raided the residence of senior Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal. Although he was not present at home, the daily raidsis badly affecting the mental health and education of his children,” Geelani said.
“This process will have very serious consequences and will increase the political uncertainty and instability in the state. The unabated use of PSA against the respectable citizens of the state is a grave human rights violation with no constitutional or moral justifications,” Geelani said.