Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that instead of ‘sponsoring or staging election drama’, Indian authorities need to respect the aspirations of people and resolve Kashmir issue. He said that the Anantnag bypoll should be cancelled.
“It is beyond doubt and has been proved that authorities are pursuing colonial and autocratic dogma. Their rhetoric about being a great democracy in the world proved a hoax and farce with respect to Kashmir,” said Geelani in a statement issued here.
“India failed to suppress our freedom sentiments and even authorities in Delhi feel frustrated and are planning more bloodshed on large scale. They can’t justify their forced occupation as people’s uprising in 2016 proved that freedom movement is in its final and crucial stage,” said Geelani.
“Moreover, the recent election boycott by people proved that no power on earth can break the resolve of the people. We are sure that people will boycott upcoming elections being staged in south Kashmir constituency, however to halt current bloodshed, it is advisable for authorities to show wisdom and stop this mad process,” he added.
He said that it is the high time to decide the political future of state and seek people’s mandate about their destiny.
“Referendum is the best and only choice and best means to ascertain people’s mandate in a democratic manner,” he added.
Syed Ali Geelani also expressed his deep grief over the death of Muzafar Ahmad and extended his condolences to bereaved family.