Kashmir root cause of uncertainty in South Asia: Geelani

Kashmir root cause of uncertainty in South Asia: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Terming Kashmir (dispute) as reason for the prevailing uncertainty in South Asia, Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said the “stubborn and haughty approach” of Indian rulers is the root cause of prevailing situations.
In a statement, Geelani blamed New Delhi for not being sincere in resolving the Kashmir issue. “They (New Delhi) are creating 90s like situation (in Kashmir) and it was their stubborn and haughty approach that had turned the subcontinent into a slaughterhouse,” he said. “Despite their pressure tactics, they couldn’t break our resolve and people had pursued the right to self-determination.”
Stressing for resolution of Kashmir issue in its historical perspective, Hurriyat chairman said it is imperative that New Delhi despite employing these “undemocratic” means should consider Kashmir’s conflicting status and work for its durable solution which is the only means through which the South Asia can be saved from the horrors and devastation.
Geelani said the “unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings will further deteriorate the situation”.
Paying glowing tributes to slain JeM militant in Samboora encounter, Geelani said people are facing extreme situations. He said during and after the encounters, civilian population is subjected to arbitrary measures and un-proportionate military might.
Meanwhile, a high level Hurriyat delegation led by Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, Rameez Raja, Mukhtar Ahmad and Jasif Ahmad visited Tral and paid tributes to slain JeM commander Noor Muhammad Tantray. The delegation expressed condolences with the bereaved family.
Geelani also expressed his deep grief over the demise of Mohammad Hussain Naqash, the cousin brother of Islamic Political Party chairman Mohammad Yusuf Naqash and expressed condolences with the bereaved family.
He prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. Geelani welcomed the release of Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeda.