Srinagar,Februray,25,2017 CNS: Reacting to the statement of Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat, wherein he has said that freedom of Jammu and Kashmir is inconceivable and called for dealing harshly with people protesting during operations against Kashmiri freedom-fighters, Chairman Huriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said it is nothing but their power of arrogance and it illustrates their tyrannical mindset. Saturday, Syed Ali Geelani said that it proved that India is an autocratic state that believes in its military might & are desperate to supress the freedom sentiments of people in state.
Terming the approach of Indian leaders unrealistic, Syed Ali Geelani said that their shrewd policies have never helped in past nor it will deliver any good in future. The people are striving for freedom and pursuing their right to self-determination. They are not thoughtless instead people believing in military might and those who believe that they can deter us from our mission are living in fool’s paradise.
Suggesting army chief to learn a lesson from his predecessors, Syed Ali Geelani said that they have admitted that Jammu & Kashmir is a political issue and denied it being a law and order problem.
Referring to statement of ex-army chief General Huda, Syed Ali Geelani said that he during his tenure & after his superannuation, admitted that Kashmir is political issue and rejected the idea of using harsh measures for its resolution.
Syed Ali Geelani, while commenting over the statement of Gen Rawat, said that it is simply a routine practice to appease their top political stalwarts as he was promoted out of turn.
Syed Ali Geelani said that Kashmir is not a law and order problem and nor it can be resolved through military might.
We are striving for its resolution since last seventy years and world community acknowledges its historical background. Three full-fledged wars between two countries were fought, said Syed Ali Geelani and even now people in south Asia are facing harsh difficulties because of this burning issue.
The stubborn approach of Indian authorities is creating hurdles in its peaceful resolution, said Syed Ali Geelani
Syed Ali Geelani said that those serving armies come from poor families to earn their livelihood however authorities in Delhi and General Rawat like officers use them as a fodder to serve their political interests.
Syed Ali Geelani in his statement suggested General Rawat and his masters to accept ground realities, honour people’s aspirations. Geelani asked to shun their colonial and autocratic approach and said that it will pave way for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.