Govt Shattered Kashmir Peace: Geelani

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SRINAGAR: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that the presence of a sea of people at Burhan Wani’s funeral “is in itself a clear referendum”.

Geelani appealed International community to respect the “freedom sentiments of people of Kashmir” and play its role to “implement” Right of Self Determination.

He accused International community of double standards and double speak with regard with Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Geelani asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his advisors to read “writings on the wall”.

“India cannot oppress Kashmir by its military might and could not win over the hearts of the people of Kashmir and is never possible in future too,” Geelani said.

The octogenarian leader said he was pained by the killing of peaceful demonstrators on Sunday by the forces.

He expressed his anguish and pain over the killing of at least 23 people. “Indian forces and some police officials are targeting youth to create a hostile environment in Kashmir. “

While saluting the “courage” of Burhan Wani and his associates, Geelani said, “his martyrdom would be a milestone in the freedom struggle of Kashmir and it has entered a new era of freedom movement.”

“The Indian media and New Delhi have been calling Burhan and other Mujahideen as ‘terrorists’ but now it is proven that they are the real heroes of Kashmir and Kashmir’s freedom struggle has nothing to do with terrorism. However, what the Indian forces are doing here is terrorism,” the ailing leader said.

“A terrorist is one who fights against the people, however, Burhan fought and sacrificed himself for the people and their better future. Burhan’s martyrdom has proven that the struggle for freedom is holy and is justified as the whole nation supports it,” he added.

Geelani blamed Ms Mehbooba Mufti and RSS “for the murder of people”. “Ms Mehbooba Mufti could not conduct inquiry in the killings of 2010 which she had condemned then and had also sought resignation from Omar Abdullah blaming him for the murder of hundreds of youth.”

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