Centre frustrated by poll boycott: Geelani

 Hailing people for unprecedented poll boycott, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said the centre is losing balance and their frustration can be gauged by the statement of union home minister Rajnath Singh who threatened youth of dire consquences.

“It is ridiculous” said Geelani, while commenting on the statement. “Instead of stating any logic, they are issuing ‘threats and adding fuel to fire’.

Geelani said that it is unfortunate that Rajnath Singh and other Indian politicians instead of relying on rational thinking are pursuing their ‘fanatical agenda’.

 While referring to authorities in Delhi, Geelani said even after coming to power, these men from Jan Sangh cadre are still displaying Teer and Trishul. “It is common practice that politicians running state affairs do become mature, but the case with these politicians is quite different”, he said

Geelani noted that after unprecedented poll boycott, authorities in Delhi are feeling frustrated. “It is foolish to see Kashmir issue through law and order prism. Resistance and resentment by youth depicts their passion for freedom.  None of the youth derives pleasure by braving bullets or loosing eyesight,” he said.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said the egoistic approach adopted by Indian authorities is root cause of turmoil in state.  “For the last 70 years Delhi has been practicing its coercive measures and approach but they failed to change the ground realities. Not a single person take these threat statements serious and not a single soul will succumb to these pressure tactics,” he said

 Reacting to Rajnath’s statement about “transformed Kashmir”, Geelani asked home minister to show wisdom and maturity because his rhetoric about transformation has already proved hoax in 2016 when he claimed to change Kashmir situation in  week’s time.

 “Tall claims and brags won’t change realities. Instead it has caused a damage to you and your position has become ludicrous. A responsible person need not to indulge in ridiculous statements. Instead it is wise to realize and accept the ground realities”, he said.

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