SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday lashed out at policy makers in Delhi, saying they have set forth their strategy and are looking for “excuses” to create 1990-like situation in state to justify the use of lethal weapons against unarmed and innocent youth.
“(Delhi) wants to kill each soul in occupied state, cripple our economy, create a sense of insecurity (among us) and is desperate to see us holding a begging bowl,” Geelani said in a statement.
He reiterated that Kashmir is not a law and order problem but a political and humanitarian issue, saying “the military might can’t silence us or break our resolve”.
“If authorities think they can deter us from pursuing our birth right, then they are mistaken,” he said.
Criticising New Delhi’s “stubborn attitude”, Hurriyat chairman said the “repressive measures” will prove counterproductive and it is better for authorities to resolve issue and accept people’s verdict of right to self-determination which will prove beneficial both for India and its people.
Blaming Indian rulers for continuous bloodshed in state, Geelani said, “We are not even allowed to mourn our slain youth.” “Forces are taking revenge from civilians,” he said.