NC-Led Govt At War Against Hurriyat: Geelani


Renews Demand To Dissolve SASB, Entrust Yatra Management To KPs
Srinagar, Nov 12: Asserting that it was not carrying out a campaign against Hindu religion or the Amarnath pilgrimage, Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday renewed its demand to dissolve the Shrine Board, entrust the Yatra management to local Kashmiri Pandits and to restrict its size and duration.

Speaking at the Majlis-e-Shoora meeting of Hurriyat Conference (G) here, Geelani described the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, as the “weakest ruler” the state has ever had accusing him “waging a war against the conglomerate led by him (Geelani).”

The meeting attended by all the constituents of APHC unanimously charted the program to carry on its struggle on various counts.

Strongly condemning the ban on the Hurriyat (G) seminars on 6th and 10th November Geelani castigated the National Conference-led government saying it was trying to create a political vacuum in the state and was bent upon denying the pro-freedom parties any political space.

“There is no doubt they want to create political instability in Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi wants to create a vacuum and fill it up with its puppets,” he said, adding the local administration was also “playing a dangerous game” because of which the situation could get out of hand for whose consequences the state government would be solely responsible.

Terming the ban on the seminars aimed at creating awareness about proposed road to Amarnath cave as “state terrorism,” Geelani said, “On the one hand India is beating the drum of democracy, on the other, they are muzzling the voice of people by dint of gun.”

Geelani said the oppressive measures of the government would not deter the organization which would continue to raise its voice to vent the urges and aspirations of the state people.

“Delhi rules Kashmir and Omar Abdullah obeys New Delhi’s orders like an employee,” Geelani said, adding the government’s ‘pressure tactics’ would not deter the Hurriyat Conference.

“We will organize a mass-contact program in any case and mobilize public opinion against the evil designs of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board. We will continue to reach out to various sections of society, including the civil society, intellectuals, lawyers, traders, transporters and students, even if we have to carryout a door-to-door campaign,” he said.

Taking a serious note of falling health of Dr Qasim Faktoo, Geelani warned the government against any harm to him. “The responsibility lies on administration. We cannot tolerate any harm to the ailing Dr Qasim,” he said.

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