SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Saturday described the Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Kashmir as an exercise “to encourage and congratulate his ruthless armed forces”.
“We know their intention well. They want to liquidate whole Kashmiri nation and occupy the land and its resources,” he said in a statement issued here.
Geelani said that those who have pinned any hopes on this visit were living in a fool’s paradise, as “our 70 years of experience with India stands testimony to the fact that they were never sincere and realistic regarding Kashmir”.
“Their visits are only symbolic just to hoodwink the international community on one hand and befooling their own people on the other. They come to appease their men in uniform and paid collaborators on whose behest they unlawfully occupy our territory,” he said. They want to give this false impression that they care for us and have come to sooth our wounds, he said.
“Indian Home Minister was watching this barbarism and dance of death and destruction by his so-called security persons, but condemning apart, he didn’t even mention it. Rather, he put a blanket of white lies to hide these heinous and ruthless crimes,” Geelani said.
Singh, he said, repeated his “old and withered” blame against Pakistan. Referring to the ‘worldwide’ pro-Kashmir protests, Geelani said: “This should have been enough for India to address the basic issue, but arrogance of power has led them to use utmost force to crush the people’s genuine and basic rights.”
He said 5-year-old Nasir of Kokernag stood as a living proof of “barbarism” and “brutality”, displaying how the innocent child has been tortured by putting a needle in his eye. “Can anybody on earth imagine this?” he asked, saying, “India has created a do or die situation for us and we need to show utmost unity & discipline to achieve our much cherished goal.”