Modi Befooling People For Electoral Gains: Geelani  


SRINAGAR —Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “fresh bid to befool” the Indian electorate by describing the situation in West Bengal as more volatile than that of Jammu and Kashmir saying this amounts to adding salt to the wounds of the people of Kashmir.

Geelani in a statement asked Prime Minister why West Bengal had  not been declared a disturbed territory. “Why it is not handed over to Indian military? Why POTA, AFSPA, PSA, ULA like draconian laws are not implemented and people of Bengal (God save them) get killed, maimed, incarcerated and the like as happens in Jammu and Kashmir as an in-alienated part of their miserable life,” he asked.

Hurriyat (G) chairman “for the sake of pure love for the humanity” urged Indian intellectuals and “people of conscience” like Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha, Tapan Bose etc along with the UNHRC, ICRC and Amnesty International to ascertain the “grave violation of human rights situation” in Jammu and Kashmir and prevail upon Indian leadership not to hoodwink their people and the international community by “falsely” proving Kashmir as a safe haven for human life.

He said Government of India is suffering from arrogance of military might and is “unleashing a reign of terror by frequently using all methods of oppression and repression” in Kashmir.

Observer News Service

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