SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said people of Jammu Kashmir have never accepted the forced occupation and are resenting it since past seven decades.
“We have decided to resent this illegal occupation till the Kashmir issue is resolved through right to self-determination,” Geelani said in a statement.
Geelani said that 18 resolutions were passed in UNO and the issue stands at top but termed it unfortunate the failure of the world body to implement these resolutions.
Hurriyat chairman said since 1947, more than 150 negotiations were held between India and Pakistan but to no avail. He urged UN to mediate and help in resolving the issue.
He said Delhi-based leaders and their “stooges” in JK 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.
“Their contradictory statements about Jammu and Kashmir have made them irrelevant. Kashmir was never part of India and its political destiny is yet to be decided,” he said. “We are not afraid of state power and threats nor will we budge. People will carry and follow freedom struggle and show resentment despite all odds. We will never accept supremacy or hegemony of India and will oppose the forcible occupation and pursue over genuine struggle till last solider leaves our state,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Geelani and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehraie in a joint statement expressed deep grief over the demise of Mohammad Jamaal Lone, uncle of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Mohammad Yousuf Lone of Kupwara.
Geelani and Sehraie extended condolence and prayed for the departed soul and the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.