Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the UNGA was full of “lies, deceit, arrogance and persistent denial of basic and ground realities”.
In a statement, Geelani said it was neither surprising nor did Kashmiris expect anything substantial to be delivered there.
“Because most people under the toxic influence of power fail to retain their mental balance. It is due to this arrogant mindset that India prefers to be in denial mode since the tragedy of Kashmir was born in 1947,” he said.
Geelani said that instead of invoking Balochistan India should introspect and first set its own house right.
“From Gujarat to Muzaffarnagar, Ayodhya to Mumbai and Delhi to Kashmir there is blood and flesh of minorities especially Muslims scattered everywhere and cries of humanity are loud and clear to be heard by everyone. People are butchered in the name of religion, national security, cow vigilantes and love jihad and the perpetrators are being encouraged and patted by none other than those delivering sermons on human rights of others,” he added.
“Claiming to be the largest democracy with multi-cultural society and a fast growing economic hub, it can’t dare to accept the bare and internationally recognized issue because they have fed their majority vote bank with this false and baseless rhetoric of atoot ang for the last 70 years and for the fear of losing power they continue to poison their minds,” the statement said.
“Lies even if repeated for centuries and by the whole world remain lies. Even if India prefers to remain in the denial mode they may retain their ministerial berths but common masses will suffer due to their falsehood,” he added.
He said above dozen resolutions lying in the UN clearly contradict the “gentle lady’s” speech.
“But nobody dared to object her on the basis of historical facts accepted by her own leadership in the past at this house, just because they don’t want to sever ties with the so-called world’s largest democracy,” he said.
He said India has not only once again rubbed salt on Kashmiri’s wounds but it has put a big question mark on the “authenticity” and ‘effectiveness” of this world forum.
“India always labels our freedom struggle as cross-border terrorism and tears away its historical, legal and humanitarian sheen. Even today’s uprising is completing its third month with people courageously and honestly demanding their basic right peacefully but Indian trigger happy forces have still resorted to killings and maiming them,” he said.
Geelani said that had Swaraj expressed her sorrow and grief on our civilian killings along with beating her chest for 18 armed personnel killed in Uri, she “would have stood a little ground to stone others.”
“Hurriyat chairman reiterated his stand that Kashmiris will neither be cowed down by the persistent stubborn attitude of India nor will we succumb to its brute force as the blood of 6 lakh martyrs backs the struggle,” the statement said.