Skirmishes can lead to a full-fledged war: Geelani

Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along indo-Pak border, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that “small skirmishes can lead to a full-fledged war between the two in which no country will be a winner and it always culminates at loss of precious lives.”

According to the statement issued here, Geelani said that the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir is a “sore for both countries.’’

He also appealed international community for their active support for resolution to disputed nature of Jammu & Kashmir.

Geelani expressed sorrow and concern over the loss of precious human lives due to the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and added that these skirmishes are multiplying human tragedies and on both sides the Kashmiris are killed and their dwellings and belongings destroyed.

He said that “peace and tranquility in sub-continent is at stake as both countries have nuclear weapons and small skirmishes can lead to a war between the two in which no country will be a winner and its impact will be disastrous for whole world.”

“Unresolved Kashmir dispute has been a permanent threat to the peace and its unresolved nature is posing continuous threat to whole subcontinent,” he said.

“It is not a mere border issue between the two,” Geelani said and added that “Kashmir issue relates to 15 million people and added unless the aspiration of people of state are respected and taken into consideration, no peace and tranquility is possible in sub-continent.”

Blaming Indian authorities for their ‘haughty and stubborn approach’, Geelani said that “they are relying on their military might and their unrealistic attitude is the main obstacle in its peaceful and amicable settlement.”

“It is Delhi that is denying our right and creating hurdles,” he said.

Geelani in his appeal to International community asked to come to the rescue of suppressed people in Kashmir and feel our pain.

He said that “we are a peaceful nation and we have no enmity with India or nourish any animosity against their faith. We are pursuing our fundamental right however Delhi is denying our right which they have pledged with us on international forums and they are creating hurdles in its peaceful resolution.”

“The peaceful resolution to Kashmir dispute will prove advantageous even for both India and Pakistan,” Geelani said and added that “a new era of peace, development and prosperity will begin in this region.”


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