‘Ridiculous to involve Pakistan in every issue’
SRINAGAR: Attributing terrorism to Rohingya Muslims is a “grave injustice”, said Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday while reacting over New Delhi’s statement wherein it had linked Rohingya refugees with Pakistani “terrorism”.
In a statement, Geelani said instead of providing aid and assistance on humanitarian grounds to these hapless refugees, the response and reaction from Indian authorities is heartbreaking and painful.
Hailing the international community, Geelani said they in a unanimous voice denounced “callous and barbarous” approach of Myanmar authorities led by Aung San Su Kyi. “On the other hand, New Delhi is adding salt to their injuries and accrediting Rohingya with so-called terror threat and harping the tune of alleged terrorism and attributing it to Pakistan,” he said.
Lashing out at New Delhi for its “rhetoric, inhuman behaviour” with refugees and their blame game against Pakistan, the Hurriyat chairman said it is ridiculous to involve Pakistan in every issue. “Pakistan and Rohingya issues are two different issues and poles apart.”
“On one hand, India is aspiring for a membership in UN general council and on the other; instead of providing any help to refugees, its actions are contradictory and defying the guidelines laid by UNHRC for displaced people and refugees,” he said.
Stressing on human, passionate approach and pursuance of UN Human Rights Charter for depressed nations and communities, Geelani said it is obligatory that we should come to the rescue of and help these displaced and needy nations irrespective of their cast, creed, colour and religion.