SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said that sincere steps are needed to resolve the Kashmir issue, which has become the bone of contention between Pakistan and India.
He, in a statement issued here, said that under the garb of Uri episode euphoria of war-like situation was being created by Indian media and their politicians.
“Their intention to bury the issue under carpet is evident and for this they are resorting to blame game against Pakistan,” Geelani said, ridiculing the “accusation campaign”.
“They are denying the realities. The need of the hour is that India should shun their denial tactics and accept the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir and start parleys for addressing the core issue of Jammu Kashmir,” he said.
Geelani said it was “very sad and disheartening” that “vitiating situation” between the two countries was increasing with every passing day.
Hurriyat (G) chairman said that it was “ridiculous and unwise” to “add fuel to already vitiated situation”.
“God forbid if the war between the two flares, the subcontinent can’t be saved from destruction and devastation,” he said.
In his appeal to the international community, the veteran pro-freedom leader said that they owed an obligation and they could not ignore their responsibilities, as they were morally bound to help parties for lasting and meaningful solution of Kashmir issue.
“Kashmir is a recognised and internationally accorded issue and the parts pre-1947 including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit are part of its territory and the decision regarding its political destiny is yet to be decided,” he said.
International community has an important role, said Geelani while commenting over the UN session.
They should come and intervene between the parties, he said.
Geelani expressed his satisfaction over the Supreme Court verdict and said, “We are striving for a just cause through peaceful means and no law on earth can denounce the peaceful struggle or deny the right to pursue the freedom movement.”
He also condemned the authorities for registering cases against clerics under sedition charges in Chenab Valley, saying said that it was unbearable.
Meanwhile, Geelani condemned the slapping of Public Safety Act on party’s spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, and Noor Mohammad Kalwal and shifting them to Kot Balwal jail.
He said that the pro-freedom leaders and activists won’t succumb to “arbitrary measures” and will continue to “fight for the rights of people and against forces occupation till their last breath”.