SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday suggested Indian leadership to “shun coercive measures, state force, reprisal and egoistic approach” against people and acknowledge the ground realities of the long-pending (Kashmir) issue and adopt realistic and rational approach for its lasting and peaceful solution.
In a statement, Geelani while referring to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement wherein he has called for using strength and tact to counter pro-freedom people in Jammu Kashmir, Geelani stated it “illustrates the egoistic and arrogant approach of Indian leadership and testifies our claim that state affaires are run by these intolerant persons”.
“Mohan Bhagwat’s statement reflects the state policy of India,” Geelani said. “The right to self-determination is an inalienable, accepted and birth right for subjugated nations and no power on earth can deny this right.”
He said all member countries should honour and respect the right to self-determination for all oppressed nations. “Since past seven decades, Indian authorities while denying this right are following their policy of repression and coercion. People are being brutally killed, properties razed to ground, people and leadership caged on fake allegations, youth tortured and disappear in custody and rape is being as war weapon against women,” he said.
Hurriyat chairman said the freedom movement has passed into fourth generation who with their “supreme commitment and dedication are facing all excesses and atrocities perpetrated by Indian forces”.
Hailing people for their “commitment and bravery”, Geelani said, “Ware sure that people in the state won’t budge to pressure tactics, instead will safeguard these cherished sacrifices.”
Geelani appealed youth to study Qur’an and Sunnah and stand firm against conspiracies being hatched against Muslim Ummah. “We need to understand the follies and anti-movement activities being played by enemy and we should check and see that no black sheep gets entry in our folds,” he urged.
“Kashmir issue is a political and human issue and instead of force and coercion, political steps should be taken to solve it amicably and as per resolutions accepted in United Nations,” Geelani said.