Kashmir a dispute and separate entity: Geelani

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Srinagar: Referring to the speech of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi wherein he called Kashmir” MINI india’ Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said, is completely wrong and meaningless as Kashmir is international dispute and separate entity altogether, where people have been enslaved at the barrel of gun only.
Syed Ali Geelani said “His slogan of ‘insaaniyat’ (humanity), ‘jumhooriyat’ (democracy) and ‘Kashmiriyat’ (composite Kashmir culture) is just a lip service as Kashmiris were brutally killed, women sexually assaulted, properties worth billions looted and torched and thousands of youth were subjected to forced disappearance.” by the hands of Indian forces. So the meaning of such slogans carries no weight when it comes to Kashmir.
Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said “The voice and rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir cannot be muzzled and suppressed and that people would strive to fight for their rights till the issue is resolved in accordance with their aspirations,” he added.
In a statement to KNS, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that J&K has a century old traditions of brotherhood between different religions but inspite of that calling Kashmir a MINI India stands invalid and absurd as far as the history of Kashmir is concern.
Syed Ali Geelani in his statement said Kashmir was never a part of India and from 1947, by its military might India captured Kashmir, which has no moral or constitutional authority and the people of Kashmir never accepted Indian sovereignty since last seven decades other than to struggling for their just cause.
In response to the slogan of ‘Kashmiriyat’ Geelani said, although we have a wonderful and unique religious, cultural, social traditions here but by calling Kashmiri a’ MINI India’ is part of larger strategy to eliminate our unique identity and India is heel bent to impose their culture on Kashmiri people to strengthen their illegal rule.
He said the way government provided patronage to the social evils like alcohol, drugs and waywardness under the garb of Kashmiriyat is a deep rooted conspiracy to make identity crisis in valley. (KNS)

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