Geelani Convenes Shoora Meet  


SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Saturday convened a meeting of the separatist group’s Majlis Shoora (Consultative Body) here to discuss the “prevailing political situation of Jammu and Kashmir.”

“After taking a serious note of the broad discussion, opinions and proposals put forward by Shoora members, Geelani  in his presidential address said that the people of Kashmir are engaged in a legitimate democratic and political movement of right to self-determination,” according to a statement.

“We have been subjugated and victimized for our genuine political beliefs,” said Geelani while giving details of the “precious and exemplary sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir since 1947.”

Condemning the use of “brute force and military might to suppress the freedom sentiments of the people, he advised Majlis Shoora not to succumb to the repression and suppression used by India to defy the will of the people.”


Reiterating the stand taken by Hurriyat Conference that Kashmir is a political and human issue which needs an early resolution according to the wishes and aspirations of the people, for a prosperous subcontinent, Geelani urged the United Nations to use its “official position and prevail upon India to display its willingness to resolve this long pending issue in the larger interests of permanent peace and progress of the whole South Asia.”


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