Accept ground realities, stop age-old rhetoric about Kashmir: Geelani to New Delhi

Accept ground realities, stop age-old rhetoric about Kashmir: Geelani to New Delhi

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said that New Delhi should accept the ground realities and stop the age-old rhetoric about Kashmir.
“Kashmir is a globally accepted dispute. Unrealistic and undemocratic media voicing by New Delhi can in no way change the dynamics of this issue,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
He said that “these baseless thunders may lure the majority vote bank and saffron brigade may once again succeed to befool its people, but an issue like Kashmir need a pragmatic and statesmanlike dealing which at least in Delhi rulers is hard to find,” he said.
“People claiming a vast majority and being a major political party should at least issue the statements close to the historical facts and figures, which can never get diluted or changed by the repeated and arrogant narratives like Atoot Ang,” he said, adding, “Almost all the rulers in Delhi have adopted the same untrue and biased lollypop for their collective conscience, but can least have any effect on the ground situation.”
The Hurriyat chairman further said: “Same home minister in 2016 said that Kashmir issue will be resolved with a week’s time, hundreds of weeks have passed since then and the same person now is forced to sing the song of “Atoot Ang” again, just to grab the power.”
“Kashmir is still boiling and the heat is felt not only in Kashmir but the whole of India. Daily deaths and destruction has led to the nuclear confrontation in waiting and had power a solution to any problem than 71 years is more than enough to solve any issue, but present scenario speaks volumes against it,” he stated.
He said that if trouble is only in 3 districts, “then it is a golden opportunity for India to ask the people to decide their fate and they are sure to win and will get rid of the tag and blame of oppressor and aggressor which may pave for their way to new international and global heights”.
Geelani added: Rulers in Delhi should not shy away from the facts and realities, and if they do so – “they are themselves to blame of its consequences”.