Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday said the terror threat to the upcoming Amarnath yatra is “a calculated move aimed at maligning and discrediting the political struggle of Kashmir”. Denouncing misinformation campaign carried by “Indian biased media”, Geelani said that people in Kashmir while continuing with the age-old tradition of providing best hospitality to pilgrims have always been friendly and generous to visitors and particularly with Amarnath yatris.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said that Amarnath yatra is being conducted for decades and the people have treated these yatries with unique hospitality and people have always been hospitable, decent and received them as their guests.
Referring to adverse propaganda launched by Indian media wherein they are propagating that Amarnath Yatries are facing threat from people of state, Syed Ali Geelani said terror threat to the upcoming Amarnath yatra is a brazen lie and aimed at to malign freedom movement.
Geelani said Kashmiris are not against any religion or its followers, however they are pursuing a legitimate struggle for their fundamental rights.
People since last seven decades are demanding right to self-determination to decide the political destiny of state and India and international community are signatory to these resolutions, said Geelani.
Fanatical forces in India are desperate to give bad name to freedom movement and as such are relying on negative propaganda and following their fanatical dogma, said Geelani.
Blaming these sectarian forces for playing folly, Geelani said that It is a deceit and a well-planned ploy to carry their mysterious agenda against people in the state.
Strongly ridiculing Indian media, Geelani said that India is trying to mislead its people and international community by negative and baseless propaganda. Geelani stressed on people to aware the Amarnath Yatries about the reality of the freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir while continuing with the age-old tradition of providing best hospitality to pilgrims.