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Geelani pays tribute to slain Pulwama militants

Geelani pays tribute to slain Pulwama militants
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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday paid tributes to the four slain militants who were killed in an encounter ion South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today.
According to a statement issued here, Geelani blamed Indian leaders, saying “their unrealistic and arrogance of power is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir.”
“Indian leaders are the responsible for this grim situation in valley and their unrealistic approach is the basic cause of human tragedy and it is the reason that our youth are losing their precious lives,” he said. “We have sacrificed more than 6 lakh people for our struggle against occupation and how much more blood these heartless occupiers need to quench their thirst,” he added.
Citing example of recent interview of former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yeshwant Sinha, wherein he said ‘Use of force to quell rebellion in Kashmir is the state policy of India and we hold on to Jammu and Kashmir only by dint of the fact that we have our armed forces there’, Geelani said that right from 1947 the Kashmir issue has been seen only through the prism of military might, while as aspirations and emotions of people have always been ignored.
“Indian leadership’s denial of the historical and ground realities and parroting the ‘Atoot Ang’ rhetoric was the biggest blunder, India made, giving birth to a tragedy which has engulfed more than three generations of a helpless nation. It has not only threatened the peace of the subcontinent but has also put the two nuclear nations at the verge of catastrophic collision,” he said.
Geelani said that “Sinha’s statement has neither surprised us nor did we expect anything substantial form Indian arrogant leadership. It vindicates our stand that most people under the toxic influence of power and might, fail to accept truth.”
He said that it is due to this arrogant mindset that India prefers to be in denial mode since the tragedy of Kashmir was born in 1947. “Claiming to be the largest democracy with multi cultural society and a fast growing economic hub, it can’t dare to accept the bare and internationally recognized issue, not because they are not in know of the fact, but only because they believe that they can crush the genuine people’s movement with their military might,” Geelani said.
Geelani said that former minister has accepted the hard reality.
Pro-freedom leader said that “issue of Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and can’t be changed by the military might.” He advised politicians to shun their ‘ego and stubbornness’, accept the ground realities and come forward to address this basic issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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