SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Wednesday said Kashmir would “never yield” even if New Delhi “sends whole of its army with its full might”.
Addressing public gatherings at Verinag, Anantnag, and Doogripora, Pulwama, in south Kashmir over telephone, he, according to statement issued here, said that the presence of the government forces in the valley swells with each passing day only “to break our will”.
“Let me make it clear that even if India sends whole of its army with its full might, we will never yield to their military aggression,” he said.
He appealed people to remain steadfast to the ‘freedom movement’ in Kashmir.
He said that as Muslims, the people of Kashmir should believe in almighty Allah and seek His help and guidance.
“Moomin is not sacred of death, but he thinks it as a journey from a mortal universe to an immortal one. Instead of depending and looking at humanly and worldly resources, we should trust in Allah and jointly help and support the ongoing movement,” he said.
Geelani said that “our our 6 lakh people have been martyred, thousands of women molested, more than 600 graveyards and 10,000 people disappeared in custody”.
“Such huge investment has made our movement priceless and it can’t be sold out for petty personnel gains,” he said.
For the last 47 days, he said, the “will and determination of our nation” has unnerved the “Indian rulers” and they use every method to “weaken this movement”.
Referring to the 1, 40, 000 jobs offered to youth, Geelani said that this was nothing but “eyewash” and “a drama” just to “mislead and misguide” the youth.
“They know they (youths) are leading this movement from the front,” he said. “Such moves are only to trap them and detract them from the present movement otherwise they are least bothered for their welfare. Our youth are mature enough to get to the roots of these political gimmicks and wouldn’t succumb to the flunkies of Indian despotism.”
“On one hand these so-called ministers beat the drum of depriving education and on the other hand their armed forces occupy these educational institutes. These hypocritical dramas have no takers here in Kashmir,” he said.
Referring to the recent “talks rhetoric” by the Indian Prime Minister, Geelani said: Despite our 70 year long struggle with all its death and destruction, India imperialistic attitude is still same.”
“Talks under the Indian constitution are nothing, but a waste of time and it has been going on for the last seven decades. We don’t accept the Indian constitution at all, so talks within its framework is out of question and until India accepts Kashmir as a disputed territory and start demilitarization, our struggle will continue come what may,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) asked chemists and pharmacists not to open their shops after 9am during shutdowns.
It said that only the drug stores in the vicinity of hospitals were exempted from shutdown.