Geelani Letter To Army: Vacate From Kashmir

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani has written an open letter to the GOC in-charge asking him to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

 “People in Jammu and Kashmir and all over the world are urged to mail this letter to Army, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Navy, BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF,” the letter reads.

The full text of the letter by Geelani further reads: “Even though your actions have killed one lakh people, disappeared ten thousand and orphaned more than sixty thousand children to subdue us collectively and to make us surrender our fundamental right of freedom, yet the emotion of love and reverence that martyrdom of Commander Burhan Wani mobilized across and beyond Kashmir, should open your eyes.

The more you strike us down, the more we shall rise with renewed determination and vigour. We are in the process of liberating our minds and the days of freedom are in sight.  This is the time for you to see the writing on the wall and think upon what you always intended to do and what it has presented you with always.

You thought your violence would kill our dreams for freedom. They have not. You thought our spirit would break; we would turn against each other. We will not. You have succeeded in murder, but not in the death of our dreams. Before more violence, before more sorrow, before more graves, we ask you to stop.

Ours is a rich and resilient culture. We are proud people whose hospitality has defined our history. We welcome guests, invited or uninvited, not invaders. We understand your deception, your psychological warfare. You will be tired of killing us; some day you might be horrified at what you have done to humanity. We will never tire of struggling for our history, for our future, our freedom. We will not forgive. We will not forget.

Since we believe, there must be some humanity left in your persons as sons, brothers, husbands, fathers and as people; we appeal you to lend solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir for our rightful self-determination, and the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be free. We call on your conscience to end the long chapter of deception, tyranny and death.

Therefore, we appeal and urge you to leave our land. Save your individual conscience and help your national soul with healing that only comes from acknowledgement and acceptance of truth, i.e. People of Jammu and Kashmir are not with India and will never be.”


Army Urges People To Ignore BB Cantt March

Srinagar:  Army has asked people to ignore the call given by separatist leadership to march towards Badamibagh based Army camp in Srinagar on 27 August even as it asked the separatist amalgam not to drag Army into the politics.

Resistance leadership has urged upon people to dispatch letters to Indian armed forces including Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and march towards 14 Core of Indian Army on Saturday (Aug 27) at Badami Bagh and ask the GoC to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

 “We don’t want confrontation with common people and thus make sincere appeal to them to ignore the call. We are not here to confront common people even during the unrest our convoy’s stopped plying on the road during the day time, just to avoid confrontation with people,” a Srinagar based Defence official said.

Asserting that Army has been at the forefront of rescue and relief missions during natural calamities, Brar said "army will continue to work for the safety, welfare and empowerment of the people".

The official said the Hurriyat programme of protesting outside army camps was a deliberate attempt to embroil the army in the ongoing agitation and distract it from its primary role of guarding the borders and countering insurgency.

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