Shun Ego, Stubbornness: Geelani

SRINAGAR:Commenting on the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narinder Modi’s statement, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that for the lasting solution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute, the Indian state must shun state violence and uphold International law, respect and adhere UN charter and especially the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. By fulfilling its promises and obligations towards the people of Jammu & Kashmir, we understand the universal principle of Right to Self Determination is the only road through which peace can be achieved in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, he advised Indian politicians to shun their ego and stubbornness, accept the ground realities and come forward to address this basic issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Terming the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement at Jammu far from reality and delivered from the mighty pedestal of arrogance, he said that it seems as if some uniformed person is terrorizing the common masses.

He further said that they have been striving for their basic right, right to self-determination, for the last 70 years and it is the armed forces, which disturb peace by unabated killings, maiming thousands and besieging whole population.

The Hurriyat chairman while accusing the politicians and the biased media of India to deliberately and dishonestly depriving their own people from the realistic and ground situation here in Kashmir.

“They prevent their population from knowing the words like territorial dispute, militarization and occupation. But they parrot them with their own chosen words as peace, ordinarily people, tourism and separatism. Referring to the repeated Pakistan bashing,” Geelani said.

He added it is not something new that India puts the blame of their failures on Pakistan as it has been always doing so.

“Indian politicians are suffering from Pakistan-phobia and they hold Pakistan responsible even for floods and plagues in their country. Hurriyat chairman further said that puppet government of Jammu and Kashmir claiming to be the representative of the people, whom they deceived by talking about Sadak, Bijli and Pani and made them to vote for them, are not existing anywhere on ground accept state run TV screens, delivering sermons of peace and morality.”

No talks within Indian Constitution: Shah

Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday rejected the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that there is a “need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the (Kashmir) problem within the framework of the Constitution”.

Shah, in a press communiqué, said J&K was not a part of India and that the people of the State demand resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue.

“India has usurped the territory of J&K and is controlling it with military might besides it is denying the people of this State their right to decide their political future,” he said.

Shah said the people of Jammu Kashmir aren’t sacrificing their lives for any development or employment but for the achievement of that right which has been acknowledged by the international community. “Even there are 18 resolutions passed in the UN Security Council regarding the dispute which too are acknowledged by the world nations. So there is no point resolving this issue within the framework of Indian Constitution,” he said.

Terming the remarks of Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as “provocative”, Shah said despite using worst kind of oppression against Kashmiris for the last 70 years, Indian rulers are yet to comprehend that the people of Jammu Kashmir never succumbed to such state-sponsored brutalities but continued fighting against the forcible rule of India with utmost steadfastness.

The DFP chairman also condemned Jaitley’s statement wherein he pointed towards strict action against the religious leaders and scholars saying that in freedom movements of the world, the religious class has always played a pivotal role.

On Dr Jitendra Singh’s assertions, Shah said GIlgit or Balochistan “isn’t any issue but Kashmir definitely is”.

Shah reiterated his appeal to people to exhibit steadfastness and continue struggling with the hope that we will succeed in our mission. He also condemned the unleashing of atrocities upon people by the government forces in the nook and corner of the State saying the so-called authorities must bear in mind that they cannot break the resolve of the people who have firmly resolved to take the movement to its logical conclusion.

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