Terrorism promoted, abetted by state is disastrous: Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Monday said that ‘state sponsored terrorism’ is the most dangerous trend, saying ‘mere rhetoric about self-made definition of terrorism can’t make an end to this menace’.

Reacting to the statement of Prime Minister Narinder Modi, wherein he has said that ‘’terrorism must be fought unitedly” during his talk on the monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’, Geelani, said that first we need to realize all aspects about terrorism and those promoting it.

Geelani said all forms of terrorism are dangerous, however, terrorism promoted, abetted and sponsored by the state is disastrous as all the basic institutions, viz, administration, judiciary, armed militia and state resources are utilised to crush genuine aspirations of the people.

Terming the statement of Narender Modi as ‘fraud and deceit’, Geelani said that however, it is the Indian authorities that forcibility occupied the state of Jammu and Kashmir against the wishes of people and rests and rules over our dead bodies.

“Six lakh innocents were brutally massacred since 1947, seven thousand women molested, ten thousand youths disappeared during their custody and properties worth billions destroyed and ransacked,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.

Geelani said that Indian authorities while beating the drums of peace, ignore historical facts about the Kashmir issue. He blamed the Indian forces for ‘anarchy and disturbance’ in state.

He said that there is no match between freedom movement and terrorism, saying both are poles apart and quite different and unless the Kashmir issue is resolved in its historical perspective, the rhetoric about terrorism and peace is meaningless, added Geelani.

“Their statements and narratives can’t impress us, said Geelani and added that all Delhi based leaders were rhetoric about this illusion that Kashmir is an integral part of India, however it could not change the history or ground realities about the status of Kashmir issue.

“India through its military might has forcibly occupied the state, hence their leaders including the incumbent Prime Minister have no right to define terrorism or suggest measures to eradicate and halt this menace, as they sponsor this menace on the state level,” said Geelani.

Hurriyat (G) also expressed deep concern over “miserable condition” of Kashmiris detainees lodged in Tihar jail and urged international human rights groups to take serious note of it.

“The woeful tale of miseries and tortures of the Kashmiri prisoners in Tihar Jail is a serious concern for us as authorities in Tihar unnecessarily harass and thrash detainees on one pretext or the other,” the statement said.







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