Srinagar: Terming the Kashmir issue as a bone of contention between India and Pakistan, the Chairman of Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that “if this problem is not solved, global peace and stability is under severe threat which may lead to biggest human catastrophe”.
“The unrealistic attitude of Indian leadership regarding this globally accepted political dispute and dealing it only militarily has created death and destruction in the whole state,” Geelani said in a statement.
The Hurriyat chairman said that Jammu & Kashmir is not merely a territorial dispute between the two neighboring countries, “but is an issue of survival for more than 1.5 million people. It has always threatened the peace of the whole sub-continent creating a situation of uncertainty and political turbulence leading to a war-like situation whenever there is any incident on either side. Unless this bone of contention is addressed according to the wishes and aspirations of its natives, permanent peace and stability will remain a distant dream”.
Commenting on the prevailing situation where every corner of India is a no go area for Kashmiris, Geelani said that “fascist forces through their uncontrolled goons get sadistic pleasure by repeatedly threatening our existence. Time and again such events prove, beyond doubt, that forceful and unholy togetherness can never cement any bonds between them. Such bonding is so fragile that even a slight breeze disrupts and disbands it”.
The pro-freedom further said that conscious, sincere, well read and visionary Indians are well aware of the fact that “despite using iron hand, military might and vast intelligence network for last long 7 decades miserably and desperately failed to crush the freedom sentiment of Kashmiris, and in future also they will not be able to contain and control our urge for freedom”.
He appealed to the global community to come forward and raise their voice to safeguard Kashmiris.
Meanwhile, Geelani paid tributes to the slain Sopore militants and said that these brave youth are sacrificing their today for the freedom of our land.
While blaming stubborn attitude of Indian leadership for continuous “bloodshed”, Hurriyat chairman said that their denial and unconcern is the sole reason for this “unabated bloodshed” in Jammu and Kashmir, and reiterating his stand that the UN resolutions guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of this long-standing dispute in accordance with the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.