Srinagar: Indian people along-with its armed forces are our brothers as per our faith, said chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani before being arrested while leaving for Badami Bagh Cantonment to deliver a letter asking them to vacate from Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that this is not something new but we are demanding this for the last 70 years. In 2009 we started the campaign of demilitarization “Fuji Inkhilah” and in 2010 we intensified this campaign by a common and famous slogan “Go India Go Back” and Masarat Aalam is still languishing in jail for actively participating and galvanizing this campaign.
Today also very politely and humbly we request these armed forces that you failed to win our hearts for the last 70 long years and you will never be able to do so in future as well. He further said that our basic right, right to self-determination has been promised by none other than the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru not only in Indian Parliament in 1952, but in Kashmir’s historical Lal Chowk in front of lakhs of people. He at that time said that this is a commitment not only with Kashmiries but to the whole world that we will allow the people of Jammu and Kashmir to decide their future on their own as we don’t believe in forced marriages.
Geelani further said that we want to convey this clear message to the armed forces that you will be tired of killing and maiming us, you will exhaust all your ammunition to curb us but you will never ever succeed in containing us. He further said that this is ironical that you have made our whole population a testing lab for your armed arsenal and despite the clear writing on wall you continue to remain in a denial mode. He further said that whatever the circumstances whether we are arrested or we are debarred the communication with you, our struggle will continue.
He declared that we are being killed in bits, our youth are being butchered, we suffer millions and trillions of losses each day, and how can we be mute spectators of this catastrophic scenario. He said enough is enough we as a nation have decided that in no way we will let our coming generation to live under the forced occupation of India. (CNS)
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