Conducive atmosphere for negotiations a prime necessity: Geelani

Srinagar: Saying that India is not sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said that conducive atmosphere for negotiations is a prime necessity.

“India is not sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue,” said the veteran leader.

He reiterated that “in principal we are not against dialogue process but we favour only meaningful and result oriented negotiations.”

“We have a clear agenda and our viewpoint is unambiguous that Kashmir issue can be resolved through dialogue, however, the onus lies on India to illustrate its seriousness and sincerity,” he added.

He said that conducive atmosphere for negotiation is prime necessity. “History stands witness, that India instead of acknowledging its historical perspective, as core and political issue, always treated it as a law and order problem,” he said.

“Dialogue is the only option,” Geelani said. “But unfortunately, India has never assigned any political importance to this issue and while referring to groups led by Ram Jeth Malani, Padgawkar, Congress working group and their recommendations,” Geelani asked about the outcome of their recommendations.

Terming all pro-Indians leaders as ‘stooges’, Geelani said that their sole mission is to strengthen the Indian occupation.

Geelani also expressed his deep concern over the prevailing horrendous situations in state, saying that unabated state sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings will further deteriorate the situation.

Geelani as chairman of the Tehreek-e-Huriyat while speaking in executive council said that detainees despite bailed out by court are rearrested and repeatedly slapped with PSA to prolong their detention and added that pro-freedom leaders and activists, since long are languishing in state and outside state jails.

The participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation in state and it was observed that Indian authorities instead of implementing a realistic and political approach for the resolution of issue are following their obsessive dogma.

Addressing the meeting Geelani, said that “harassing the leadership and people is aimed to silence them because they are supporting the cause of people of Jammu Kashmir and they have been kept behind the bars without any trial and that coercive and repressive measures won’t break our resolve and despite this will pursue the cherished mission.”

Referring to Kashmir issue, Geelani said that it is the world’s oldest unresolved issue, and added that it is bone of contention between India and Pakistan and a potential threat to peace in sub-continent.

Blaming Indian authorities for prevailing bloodshed, Geelani said that it is their stubborn and haughty approach, that has turned the whole sub- continent into a slaughterhouse and despite their pressure tactics and haughty approach. “They couldn’t break our resolve and people pursued the right to self-determination,” added Geelani.

Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Huriyat is organizing a seminar on ”Alama Iqbal on November 9 Thursday at Hyderpora here.

Geelani and other noted personalities are scheduled to speak in the seminar.






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