Geelani rubbishes Kamau’s Kashmir statement

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SRINAGAR: Terming the statement on Kashmir by the Head of the UN Peace Building Commission Macharia Kamau as ambiguous and unclear, Chairperson Hurriyat Conference (g) Syed Ali Geelani Friday said that respecting the wishes and sacrifices of the Kashmiri people is more important than the political and local situations in the dialogue process of India and Pakistan and ignoring of their views will be the murder of justice, a party statement issued here said.
The octogenarian leader said that instead of finding any solution in context of the local, domestic and political environment between India and Pakistan, the Kashmir issue should be resolved in its historical perspective and in context of its ground situations and it is the only way to restore the basic human rights to the people of this region.
Geelani, who is under the continuous house detention, said that the Kashmir statement of the Head of the UN Peace Building Commission reflects the double standards of the United Nations and it also negates the basic purpose and responsibilities of this world institution. “The purpose of the creation of the UNO was to play a positive role in the various disputes between the different countries and help the people of the conflict zones of the world in restoring their birth and basic rights.”
The Hurriyat (g) chairperson said that Kashmir is the oldest pending dispute in the UNO which is waiting for its respectable and permanent solution since last 7 decades. “Head of the UN Peace Building Commission Macharia Kamau should be knowing that Kashmir issue is the biggest hurdle in establishing peace in the Sub-Continent and lingering of this dispute had caused a huge loss of precious human lives in India and Pakistan in the 3 full scale wars between them and this dispute is still a major cause of political uncertainty and instability in this entire region.”
“Two big Atomic powered neighbors are always in the state of war with each other and a little spark can anytime trigger destruction,” he said.
Geelani said that the UNO had recently held referendums in East Timor and South Sudan to respect the views of the people. The statement of Macharia Kamau that instead of people’s wishes, the Kashmir issue will be solved in context of the political environment between India and Pakistan, is sheer injustice with the subjugated people of Kashmir and it also reflects the duel standards of the UNO.”
The senior pro-freedom leader said that Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan which they could mutually solve by sharing and allotments.
He said that the principle and basic party to this dispute are the Kashmiri people and the most important thing in its solution is respecting their wishes, aspirations and sacrifices. “No matter how close relationship will India and Pakistan maintain but they can’t achieve peace and prosperity until the promises made with the Kashmiri nations are fulfilled and their inner is addressed and respected.”
Geelani said that UNO can’t ignore its responsibilities in this regard and it will be against the principle of justice. If this institution failed in playing any significant role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, it will place a big question mark over the credibility and importance of this world body.

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