SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday said that “meaningful talks based on a clear agenda underlined by sincerity among three stakeholders” is an assured and peaceful way to resolve the Kashmir conflict in all its forms and dimensions.
In a statement, Geelani said demilitarisation in Kashmir would improve the atmosphere and conditions for Kashmiris who “are subjected to continuous, suppressive measures and intimidation by Indian authorities and forces”.
“We have invested heavily in our struggle for our right to self-determination and cannot afford to be part of an ambiguous effort that has no clarity and direction,” Geelani said. “Indian leadership should shun its stubborn, haughty and colonial attitude and come forward to sort out all issues particularly Kashmir.”
Hurriyat chairman said that composite dialogue between all the stakeholders will put an end to hostility between two nuclear neighbouring countries – India and Pakistan – and will open avenues for peace and reconciliation in South Asia.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed deep grief over the brutal and merciless killing of a minor boy Umar Farooq in Kupwara, saying, “We are shocked by the death of a budding kid”. He prayed for the grieved family to bear the irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the amalgam criticised NIA for not presenting detainees in court, saying they are prolonging their cases on one pretext or the other.
Reiterating concern over the plight of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails particularly in Delhi’s Tihar jail, the spokesperson said those arrested by NIA and ED are facing toughest times of their lives as they are not being presented on scheduled dates for hearing in respective courts.
“Indian judiciary has already succumbed before NIA. It is evident by the fact that it is not passing a single bail order in favour of Kashmiri prisoners despite the fact that ED or NIA have completely failed in proving any charges against the accused including Shabir Shah, Peer Saif Ullah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj u Din Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Shahid Yousuf, Mohammad Aslam Wani, Zahoor Watali and Farooq Ahmad Dar,” he said.
“It is a murder of justice,” the spokesperson said. “Indian authorities through frivolous charges and delaying tactics are denying justice. Those detained by NIA and ED are subjected to political vendetta and New Delhi’s rhetoric for being the world’s largest democracy (has) proved hoax.”
“The detainees are being targeted psychologically to force them to submission, however all these tactics won’t break their resolve,” he said.