Rajanth Only Sent Forces, Bullets and Pellets In 2016: Hurriyat


SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani, on Thursday said that “India was not sincere” about finding a peaceful and lasting solution to Kashmir issue.

While reacting to the statement of the union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, the Hurriyat Conference said, “the Indian government is yet to accept that Kashmir was ‘a disputed territory’ and not a law and order problem.”

Notably, Singh on Wednesday said that government of India was ready to talk to anyone in Kashmir to solve the problem.

“Kashmir issue is simply an issue for right to self-determination and the issue lists at top in all other recognized human values. Sincere steps are needed to resolve issue; however, the egoistic and stubborn approach of Indian authorities are creating impediments,” the octogenarian Geelani led Hurriyat Conference said suggesting “Indian authorities to shun its stubborn approach and resolve this long pending issue”.

“There is nothing new,” the Hurriyat Conference said while referring to the statement of Rajnath Singh adding, “it is simply rhetoric and formal parroting about Kashmir problem.”
Commenting over the assertions of Singh wherein he claimed that during his visit to valley, he attempted to try out a solution to Kashmir issue, the Hurriyat Conference said, “it is ridiculous and illustrates their arrogance. He will never divulge reality and it is their deceit to mislead his nation.”

“During people’s uprising in 2016, Rajnath Singh though visited valley, however, he preferred to maintain silence and didn’t dare to reveal truth about Kashmir issue,” the Hurriyat Conference added.

“It is quite strange that despite being a mature politician and fully aware about this fact that issue can’t be resolved by force,” the statement said, “instead of addressing the core issue he made frequent announcement for reinforcement of forces personnel and more consignment of bullets and pellets were sent to state.”

While referring to the All party delegation, the Hurriyat Conference asserted “before they could take any move, Rajnath Singh directed them to follow Indian constitution”.

“They didn’t enjoy any mandate, nor they disclosed their agenda,” it claimed. “Home Minister and other needlessly and constantly give hype to all party delegation and while as those members neither enjoyed any mandate nor made their agenda public.”

“What was the fun to engage in talks with all party delegation,” the Hurriyat Conference asked, “even a person with average perception can’t deny this fact that even complex situation and issues are resolved through parleys.”

“They are not sincere,” the statement added, “however, following Chankyan dogma and are desperate to mislead international community.”
“It is half-truth,” said the Hurriyat Conference while criticising the statement of Rajnath Singh wherein he said that “India is desirous to resolve the issue and added that only people with conscience look serious about the resolution of Kashmir issue”.

“Let India take initiative and honour opinion of its people as they are craving for its honourable solution and acknowledge all its pledges with regards to resolution of Kashmir issue,” the Hurriyat Conference led by Hurriyat patriarch Geelani said. “A new dawn of prosperity, peace and stability will commence, soon as this pending issue is resolved.”

‘Hurriyat Activists Targeted’

All Parties Hurriyat Conference on Thursday demanded immediate release of Tariq Ahmad Bazaz and other detained activists.

In a statement, the Hurriyat Conference strongly condemned the repeated police raids against Gh Nabi Sumji and Gazi Javed Ahmad Baba.

While ridiculing the police authorities, the Hurriyat Conference said, “it is quite contradictory and unethical to involve families.”

Referring to the statement of DG police, Dr SP Vaid wherein he had called militants not to involve families in such situations, “however, contrary to these police are arresting and targeting the relatives of political activists.”

“Gazi Javed is not a militant, however, being a political worker his activities are peaceful,” said Hurriyat Conference spokesperson.

“His relatives are being targeted and one of his relatives, Tariq Ahmad Bazaz, was arrested by police,” the statement said terming it “unconstitutional, unethical”. “Such type of lawlessness and highhandedness are not justified in a civilised societies.”

Stressing for immediate release of the detained persons, the Hurriyat Conference asked human rights organizations to take cognizance.

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