SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Mondayreiterated his stand that Kashmir is a humanitarian issue which can be peacefully resolved through the Indian Independence Act of 1947 that “can guarantee peace and overall prosperity for more than one billion population living in subcontinent”.
Geelani in a statement said the escalating tension between two nuclear powers of the subcontinent poses a great threat not only to widespread destruction of a large chunk of human population in South Asia but also to the global peace.
“India instead of trampling fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir should read writing on (the) wall and fulfill its commitment pledged before international community,” he said.
The Hurriyat chairman expressed his deep concern over providing of helicopters loaded with war heads to CRPF, lethal weaponry and armoured vehicles to police and termed it a “brazen military action which provides an ample proof that authorities in Delhi are hell bent to suppress and subjugate aspirations and fundamental rights of distressed people in Jammu and Kashmir”.
“This warlike policy is quite contrary to the statements of Indian home minister wherein he has said that we will change Kashmir into a paradise,” he said. “It illustrates that they are least concerned for the people, (and) solely interested with land and its resources.” Geelani urged and suggested authorities in New Delhi to shun their “arrogant and military approach” and implement political standards for the resolution of Kashmir issue. “Any forced or military solution to the issue is unacceptable for the people of the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Geelani, a deputation led by senior Hurriyat leaders Shah Wali Mohammad and Bashir Ahmad Qureshi visited Kachloo, Rafiabad and paid tributes to slain youth Shahid Ahmad.