SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chief Syed Ali Geelani Monday questioned the role of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee over his Kashmir policy.
Referring to the recent speech of Indian Prime minister Narender Modi wherein he expressed his wish to follow Kashmir policy of Vajpayee, the octogenarian resistance leader Geelani asked what is extra ordinary and specialty about his mission and what good Vajpayee delivered about Kashmir.
He, while referring to Vajpayee should have introspected over the grim situation and the pain the people are facing in presence of 8 lakh government foces and 28 thousand armed Village Defense Committees. "But he too failed to deliver any good. Since last 67 years of turmoil lakhs of people were brutally killed, women sexually assaulted, properties worth billions looted and torched and thousands of youth were subjected to forced disappearance," he said.
In 1948 it was India which approached United Nation with a plea for its interference and mediation, appealed United Nation and while rejecting the stance of India, UN passed more than 18 resolutions in favor of referendum for Jammu and Kashmir, said Geelani.
The 85-year-old Kashmir leader said: "India instead of following the ruling of United Nations and with all its military might occupied the state."
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