SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday denied the role of ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the state and said the peaceful solution to Kashmir issue “is our foremost motive”.
Geelani, as per a statement, made these remarks in his telephonic address to the people present at funeral prayers of slain Lashkar militant at Dialgam, Anantnag.
Paying tributes to slain militants of Nowgam and Anantnag, Geelani said, “Ours is a rightful struggle and (we) have no intentions to separate or snatch any part of India. The haughty approach and wrong policies of India have created mayhem and (are) continuously instigating bloodshed in Kashmir.”
Reports said the slain militant had expressed wish that Syed Ali Geelani should lead his funeral. Geelani said he would have offered the funeral had he not been under house detention.
“We have a definite goal and our struggle is disciplined not pointless,” Geelani said in his address. “Well talented and well-organised leadership with a history of sacrifices is leading the movement and we are duty bound to carry this mission to its logical end.”
Referring to recent statement of Indian army chief, General Bipin Rawat, Geelani said under a well-thought-out plan, Kashmiri youth are being pushed to the wall and compelled to choose “other options” of resentment.
Terming the situation in the state as “appalling”, the Hurriyat chairman said youth are being assassinated and attempts are being made to malign the freedom struggle. He asked people not to support the pro-Indian politicians.
Geelani said Islam is a complete code of conduct and its manifesto of universal brotherhood of human beings stresses that all humans are brethren. “Hence, we have no hostile sentiments against (the) people of India. (For the last) seventy years, we (have been) striving for (a) sacred cause and it is our in-depth desire to see (the) Muslim Ummah on one page. Peace is our mission and we wish to end (the) disparity among various sects and section of society,” he said.