Srinagar: The Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday condemned the economic crackdown on media, and said that for the past many decades, every individual of this nation and its every institution is paying a heavy price for the historical blunders of its myopic and self-centred political stalwarts.
“Throttling and curbing the media houses is part of the vast game plan,” Geelani said in a statement.
He said those thumbing the chest to uphold the fourth pillar of democracy are themselves the architects of the undemocratic assault on media.
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman said that like every institution, media people too have a strenuous and suffocating environment to carry out their professional duties and they too had to face a double edged sword from the last so many decades.
“How pathetic is that after every unrealistic, undemocratic and unethical assault on the basic and fundamental human rights, our highest bureaucracy is there to bail them out, by their explanations,” Geelani added.
Geelani said: “The people wholeheartedly supported these self-centred political stalwarts, suffered immensely for their political gains and played a decisive role in shaping and building their political cult without caring for themselves and their families, but the slaves of their own interests never cared for their wishes, aspirations and their emotions and stabbed them in their back to guarantee power and perks for not only themselves for their coming generations as well, dampening the whole nation in an unending pool of miseries, atrocities, chaos and uncertainty, from which every person strives very hard to get out.”
He said that “New Delhi uses its executive and constitutional might to disintegrate every institution, be it our industries, agriculture, tourism, education, healthcare or politics, just to force us to beg them for help”.
“Every political activity, elections etc. are a source of worry and harassment for us and curbing, punishing and harassing us has become a national obligation of Indian ruling class,” he added.
The pro-freedom leader further said: “Pro-Indian politicians, our intellectuals, writers, columnists and youth should dig deep and see and feel the venomous outcome of such unnatural union and if we are really concerned for our coming generations and their future, we need to convey to those, reaching the power corridors by our vote and support, that we no longer can afford to ruin our hereafter and future of our youngsters just to safeguard your worldly comforts and luxuries.”