SRINAGAR: No power on earth can merge Jammu and Kashmir with India, said Hurriyat Conference-led by Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday, adding that New Delhi since 1947 through its “puppets” and military might “couldn’t break our resolve”.
“People are committed and determined to follow and take the martyrs’ mission to its logical end,” a Hurriyat spokesperson said in a statement. “Despite all bullying and state sponsored repression, people in Jammu and Kashmir are determined and committed to pursue their cherished mission of freedom.”
Reacting to the recent statement of deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, the spokesperson said people of J&K are pursuing their right to self-determination for which the youth have sacrificed their precious lives.
“Nirmal Singh and those at the helm of affairs should note that with their military might, they can kill, resort to devastation and destructions, cage people; however they can’t deny the fact that (the) international community has recognised the disputed nature and status of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
Denouncing the “state aggression”, the spokesperson said the “more atrocities and more aggressive approach will definitely infuse spirits (of people) and those pursuing the mission will emerge as stronger”.
“If Indian authorities want to give peace in subcontinent a chance, then instead of bullying and relying on military power, they should come with logic and behave rational in their approach,” he said.
“People of the state while following the leadership of Syed Ali Geelani have strong point and case and hence don’t shy from negotiations,” the Hurriyat spokesperson said and blamed New Delhi for disrupting peace in South Asia.