Historical facts cannot fade away by denial: Geelani over Modi’s remark

Historical facts cannot fade away by denial: Geelani over Modi’s remark

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday while reacting to the Narendra Modi’s statement that “Had Patel been PM, Kashmir would have been resolved” said that historical facts cannot fade away by denial.
Geelani in a statement said Modi through this statement “subconsciously accepted that Kashmir is an unresolved issue and its fate is yet to be decided”.
“Not only the whole world but United Nations itself is signatory to its Kashmir’s disputed nature and people of Jammu and Kashmir have unanimous stand that this dispute should be resolved peacefully once and for all,” Geelani said.
He said that “Prime Minister of a voluminous country indirectly acknowledging the fact proves that historical realities cannot be brushed aside.” “On one hand, disputed nature of the issue is accepted and on the other, those who stand by same version and fight for its resolution are killed, jailed and suppressed,” he said.
The Hurriyat chairman said: The rulers of Delhi should honour and respect the promises of their leaders and shun “rigid and unrealistic” attitude. Our three generations have lived a suffocated and fear-filled life and now fourth generation is forced to take the same path.
“If this long-pending dispute is again put to backburner and left to simmer in the continued bloodbath, a nuclear collision in wanting can be so catastrophic that neither habitat nor the boundaries will be sufficient to prove the integrity and sovereignty of the regions,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, Geelani expressed shock over the tragic accident at Mughal Road where about a dozen students lost their life.