GoI doesn’t give ear to our aspirations: Geelani

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SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday termed the Government of India’s Ramadhan ceasefire announcement as a cruel joke.
In a statement, Geelani said there is no letup in killing and the resistance leadership is caged and they are denied political space and to perform their religious obligations.
He reiterated his appeal to people to join Lal Chowk Chalo on the Narendra Modi’s visit to JK saying, “We will convey that Kashmiri people have never accepted the forced occupation of India and they (GoI) are at war with India for the past seven decades.”
Geelani said New Delhi’s “arrogance, haughtiness and persistent denial” can’t hold water for long. He said GoI has responded ruthlessly without giving an ear to our aspirations.
Criticising UNO, Geelani said the world body has failed to deliver justice and is acting as mute spectator over the atrocities being inflicted on people in Palestine, Kashmir and other places.
The Hurriyat chairman also expressed his dismay over the role of 57 Muslim countries, saying they are not playing their assigned role and are maintaining criminal silence over the pitiable condition of Muslims.
Meanwhile, according to statement, authorities have put THJK chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, party spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash and Mohammad Ashraf Laya under house and police detention, while as Hakem Abdul Rashid and dozens of other leaders’ houses were raided.
Hurriyat also took out a protest rally against the ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza. The protesters expressed solidarity with Palestinians.