SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Monday said the tall claims of New Delhi about India being the largest democracy in the world is “nothing but hoax” as the country’s political as well as army leadership has “fascist” mindset.
Hurriyat spokesperson was reacting to the recent statement of Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat and a local BJP leader’s justification of army’s civilian killings in Shopian that “army enjoys impunity under AFSPA”.
Hurriyat said authorities in Delhi and BJP leadership are following “fascist” policy and India is speedily turning into a “fascist state”.
“(BJP leader) Ravinder Raina is a man of Jan Sangh ideology and (the remarks) illustrate his criminal mentality,” Hurriyat said. “These statements expose their intentions and testify our claim that they are giving free licence to their forces against innocent Kashmiri people and are fully backing them besides providing them impunity from any accountability for carrying genocide in the state.”
The conglomerate said “Indian army and the political leadership want to kill every soul in Jammu Kashmir”.
“Since past seven decades, we raised our voice and expressed our concern about the sinister plans of Indian leadership in Kashmir; however no serious steps were taken by the international community,” it said.
“The continuous silence maintained by the world community encouraged these forces. Their callous approach will neither make us budge nor will we surrender. Despite all odds, we would pursue our mission of freedom,” Hurriyat said. Referring to arrogance of New Delhi and its local “stooges”, Hurriyat said, “History stands witness that every arrogant power has to go and many a times the lesser or little-known powers make history and emerge as victorious.”
Meanwhile, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani has expressed profound grief over the demise of Aga Syed Mohammad Afzal and extended his condolence with the grieved family.