Wake up or breathe your last breath: Geelani to people

Srinagar: Terming the “establishing” of Sainik colonies in Kashmir for “killing of the Kashmiri nation”, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Saturday cautioned people either  “resist or breathe your last breath”.

“The situation for the Kashmiri people and any carelessness on this sensitive occasion will prove a final nail in the coffin of our existence, identity and our freedom struggle and we will become strangers in our own land,” Geelani said in statement.

He said that there was no legal or moral justification in settling the former Indian army men in the “disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir leaving aside the 29 states of India”.

“It is an open aggression and hooliganism and to counter this aggression Hurriyat Conference will formulate a strategy to gather a national consensus on this issue.”

He said the status of Jammu Kashmir was quite different from the other states of India. “It is a disputed territory and it is waiting for its final and permanent solution. India is holding this state with the help of its military might and this occupation has no moral and constitutional justifications.”

He said that Jammu & Kashmir has its own constitution and this constitution also does not permit any non-local to settle here. “The establishment of the Sainik colonies is not only a dangerous plot to influence the disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir but it is also a deliberate attempt to end the special status of this state,” he said.

“India is working on many long term and short term programs to continue its illegal forced occupation in Jammu & Kashmir. And the most important part of this plan is the changing the demography of the state so that the Muslim majority will get converted into minorities. And the setting up of Sainik Colony is also a part of this dangerous game. 

The Kashmiri leader said that in last 25 years, India had killed thousands of innocent Kashmiri people, thousands have been murdered in government custodies and about 10 thousand people have been subjected to enforced disappearance.”

“Many molestation and gang rape incidents by the government forces have come to fore with witnesses and proofs and more than 7 thousand unmarked graves have been discovered about which nobody knows that who are buried in them.”

He said that instead of holding the impartial investigation into these grave war crimes and the involved personals be held accountable for their crimes, “India is planning to give these soldiers a bonus and reward in the shape of settling them here in Kashmir so that they will continue their criminal acts against the Kashmiri nation”.

 The Hurriyat chairman said that the establishment of Sainik colonies in Kashmir is actually the “imitation of the settlement plan of the Israel government in Palestine by which the citizens of Palestine were rendered homeless and they became strangers in their own land”.

“He said that the settling of Sainik colonies is more serious issue than the transferring of land to the Shrine Board in 2008 and every citizen of Jammu & Kashmir will have to face the serious consequences of this plot.” “My humble and heartfelt appeal to the nation is that they should understand the seriousness of this plan and resist it. It is not any simple issue but it is killing for the entire Kashmiri nation.”

He said, “We will held consultations in this regard and will collect national consensus to counter this move.” (PTK)



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