‘Resistance Movement Indigenous’

SRINAGAR: Rejecting the “propaganda of state machinery” that people’s uprising in valley is Pakistan sponsored, Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that it is “ridiculous and baseless”.

“People in J&K since last seventy years are striving for right to self -determination and it is ridiculous to blame Pakistan for so-called inter-border insurgency,” Geelani said.

Notably, MoS in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh had blamed for militancy in Kashmir. “There have been a series of evidences and it`s no longer a secret that the entire terrorism on the Indian soil, particularly in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is promoted and exported from Islamabad,” he had told the media.

In a statement issued here, Geelani lashed out at “unscrupulous persons” for their folly and said, “these elements for petty gains are providing information to forces.”

While lamenting those who lend and support these “brutal forces and provide information”, he said, “they are enemies of nation, most immoral lot and they will certainly find their place in hell.”

Blaming forces “for increasing deteriorating situation” in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani said, “Indian forces are using brute and un-proportionate forces against unarmed civilians and taking revenge from innocent citizens.”

Killing Ashiq Rishi, Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo and injuring scores of unarmed civilians “are clear instances that forces have declared war against innocent citizens”, added Geelani.

Reacting to the statement of a minister wherein he has called for an enquiry into the Kulgam episode, Geelani said, “it is just mockery and simply an eyewash.” “They are not sincere and it is their ploy to cool down the resentment from people.”

“They are enjoying the impunity under the garb AFSPA and Disturbed Area acts and it serves a license for them to kill anybody,” said Geelani, “it is impossible to halt such events unless these incidents are investigated by some international agencies and culprits brought to book.”

The octogenarian leader said that “arrogance of power, stubborn and inflexible approach of India is the basic cause that our youth are joining armed ranks”.

Referring to people’s uprising in 2016, Geelani said that policy makers in Delhi “never bother to heed the screams and continuously ignore right voices”. “This is the basic cause that human lives are at stake and with every passing day the situation turns uncontainable and grave.”

Criticising forces for “killing civilians and injuring scores” others after an encounter with militants in Kulgam district, Geelani lashed at forces and alleged that they are involved in “serious war crimes” in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that opening fire on unarmed people and making civilians as shield shows the height of “state terrorism”. “Nobody asks them, nor they feel accountable for their crimes,” said Geelani.

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