What is Secret in Geelani’s ‘Secret’ Letter to Nawaz Sharif?


SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) has revealed the contents of the letter delivered to Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday through Pak High Commission in New Delhi. 

However, observers note that the contents of the letter made public through the press contains nothing new or significant. Besides thanking Nawaz Sharif for the NSA level imbroglio, Geelani has stated the obvious and articulated themes that by themselves are not new. 

This has led many to believe that the contents revealed to the press may be only half the story.

According to the Hurriyat G Syed Ali Geelani in his letter has appreciated the stance adopted by Pakistan  regarding the Kashmir issue against the backdrop of the aborted  Indo-Pak NSA level meeting on 23rd August. 

The letter states that  the case of the Kashmiri nation is very strong and if Pakistan shows firmness over its recently adopted ‘principled stand’, India will definitely stand answerable before the international community and it will be left with no other option other than to  shun its traditional rigid and stubborn policies. 

“Geelani Sahab has written in the letter that the recent stand of Pakistan , its support and advocacy to the subjugated Kashmiri people is very encouraging for us and it has given new life to the freedom sentiments of the people of our nation. The entire world listened the echoes of the Kashmir dispute. The  world also came to know the fact that Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan but it pertains to  the future of more than 13 million a people who are struggling for their basic and birth rights from last six decades and who are the prime and principal party to the Kashmir dispute”, the contents of the letter read according to the Hurriyat G. 

The Hurriyat Chairman in his letter also thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan army and the entire Pakistani nation for showing unity over the Kashmir issue which helped them in adopting the strong stand on the occasion of NSA level talks. 

While appealing Prime Minister Sharif for maintaining consistency and firmness in his ‘principled’ policies with regard to  Kashmir, Geelani wrote that ‘Kashmir is very important region  because of  its political, geographical and particular location and Indian forced occupation in this region can prove very detrimental for Pakistan itself”. 

He also said that “India is a growing imperialistic power and its expansionist designs are extremely dangerous. India not only wants to occupy and takeover Kashmir but this country is working on its long pending project to establish its supremacy and dominance over the entire South Asian region”. 

Geelani Sahab further wrote in the letter that the freedom struggle of Kashmiri nation is actually linked to the defense of Pakistan and this struggle is as important for the people of Pakistan as it is for the Kashmiris. 

Geelani advised the Prime Minister that the process of strong cordial and brotherly relations with neighboring countries Afghanistan and Iran should be accelerated and  these three countries should work together on a joint platform. 

According to the octogenarian Kashmiri leader that it is the only way to stop the supremacist designs of India and this will also help in finding a durable and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute. 

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