Hurriyat (G) reacts to Mufti’s statement on Geelani


‘We understand his compulsions; He surrendered all his election promises, claims’

Srinagar: Terming the statement of Mufti Mohammad Sayed that he will take action against Geelani with regard to the waving of Pakistani flags in the Tral rally as his “frustration”, Hurriyat Conference (G) Sunday said that the workers and activists of the Hurriyat only wave party flags in the public rallies “but some enthusiastic youths raise Pakistani flag at these movements which is not any new thing in Jammu & Kashmir because everybody in Kashmir has affection with this country.”

“According to the state high court ruling of 1983, the waving of Pakistani flag doesn’t come in the category of crime and hoisting of flag doesn’t amount to the waging of war against any country. The hoisting of flag is not although any big issue but the position of India and its agencies is so weak in Jammu & Kashmir that merely a waving of cloth puts their occupation in acute danger. More than 7.5 lakh Indian forces are deployed in Jammu & Kashmir who are supported with artilleries, tanks but waving of a flag puts their whole country in danger and they start to raise hue and cry,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar told KNS in a statement.

“This attitude is actually the speaking truth and it proves that in spite of forced occupation, massacres, mass rapes and tortures, India and its military has miserably failed in conquering the Kashmiri nation and they are fully aware of what the people of this troubled state want and what their inner is. Mufti Sayed Sahab is well aware of this that the hoisting of Pakistani flag is the routine in Jammu & Kashmir since 1947, whether it is the national day of Pakistan or the winning of cricket match by this country, the people of this state come out and celebrate it by waving the flag of this country and burn fire crackers. Even Farooq Abdullah like politicians and the people related to PDP themselves doesn’t hide their happiness on the occasion of the winning of the cricket match by the Pakistani team,” he claimed.

The spokesman said “we understand the compulsions of Mufti Sayed sahib. He has hardly managed the chair of so-called chief ministership and for this he had to surrender all his election promises and claims. He is still under the heavy pressure from New Delhi and he is asked to do more. In this situation if he talks about the taking of action against the Geelani Sahab then it is not surprising.”

“On the one hand the authorities in New Delhi are not happy with him and on the other hand Omer Abdullah is also annoying him with his tweets,” Akbar added.

The Hurriyat (G) spokesman also criticized the statement of PDP leader Naeem Akther for saying that Geelani should shun this kind of politics which endangers the peace of the state. “Geelani Sahab is public leader who believes in peaceful struggle and the rally of Tral which is being discussed remained peaceful in every aspect. 

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