Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday while paying tributes to the slain militants in Shopian encounter said New Delhi’s “policy of suppression and repression” in Kashmir has failed to yield any positive results. In a statement issued here, he said: “Delhi is currently facing a powerful people’s political movement for the right to self-determination in every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
“GoI is suffering from the arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice, but has utterly failed to do so, and the Indian might can never deter us from our much-cherished goal of right to self-determination,” Geelani said. Reiterating his appeal for an election boycott, Hurriyat (G) chairman said participation in any election amounts to “treason and betrayal with martyrs’ blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by our nation”.
“We believe, any election process, GoI tries to conduct, is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people,” he said, adding, “We need to strengthen our faith and as a nation we need to be optimistic.”