SRINAGAR: While terming the pro-Indian political leaders as “the real enemies” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Sunday said that their “crimes against their own people” are “so heinous” that they will be “never forgiven and forgotten” for that.
“These pro-Indian politicians are responsible for the miseries and bloodshed of the Jammu and Kashmiri people, and they are playing an important role in strengthening the Indian occupation in the state,” he said in a statement issued here.
“The day has come when they will be held accountable for their sins and crimes, which they have committed against the humanity.”
Geelani said that the pro-Indian politicians had accepted the “psychological slavery” of the Indian rulers since 1947 and it was the reason for them playing a “selfish role” whenever the people of the state raise their voices.
“These traitors include a tall man of this nation, and without any fear to refute, I will say that all the bloodshed, killings and rapes that took place in this region after the 1947 are credited to that person who betrayed the simple people of Kashmir, exploited their sentiments by showing them the Pakistani salt and the green hankie and led them to hell instead of heaven,” he said.
The veteran pro-freedom leader termed it as the “biggest tragedy of our history”.
But the “worst tragedy”, he added, was that the people who were betrayed showed extreme political immaturity and welcomed the same person “who sold their future for his personal interests” with open arms.
“His legacy of treason is now carried forward by today’s loyalists of India who are riding our backs with the backing of 10 lakh Indian armed forces,” he said. “In the hunger for power, these people have left the entire nation on the mercy of the merciless and cunning Indian forces that brutally kill our innocent children in the broad day light.”
“How long will they hide behind the Indian forces? They will have to pay price for their evil deeds.”
Reacting to V K Singh’s statement “Kashmiris are as patriotic as other Indian people”, Geelani said: “The Kashmiri people have never accepted India in the past and nor will they do it in future. The status of India in the eyes of the majority population of Jammu and Kashmir is of an aggressor and oppressor.” “If you people are so confident, why are you afraid of holding of plebiscite in Jammu & Kashmir, which has been promised by the Indian leadership to Kashmiris at national as well as International forums? Why are you so scared of facing the people’s verdict?”