All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani while rejecting the statement of Omer Abdullah, said that his assertions about Kashmir issue are baseless, far from historical perspective and carry no weight. Sunday in a statement for press while referring to Omer Abdullah’s statement wherein he had said that resolution of Kashmir dispute is possible within ambit of Indian constitution. Syed Ali Geelani while taking dig at NC leadership said that they ignored the martyrs of 1931, converted Muslim Conference into National Conference and thus opted to follow footsteps of Indian Nation Congress. Referring to history, Syed Ali Geelani said that Late Sheikh Mohd Abdullah though for 22 years pursued Plebiscite Front but later in year 1975 while ignoring the miseries and agonies faced by people, opted to choose his fortune for power corridors with in frame work of Indira Abdullah accord. This was followed by his son and grandson and thus bargained the state interests for their personal gains. Geelani Sahab said that despite their bargaining with Delhi the people in state never accepted hegemony of India and resisted it with their will and wish. Syed Ali Geelani in his statement said that Kashmir issue is internationally accepted dispute and its solution is never possible with in frame work of Indian constitution. Referring to Indian leadership, Syed Ali Geelani said that they have pledged to solve the issue as per aspirations of people of state and even their commitment is on record with international bodies, UN assembly and Pakistan. In 1948 the first prime minister of India Pandith Jawahir Lal Nehru raised the issue in UN assembly and on 31st October 1947 addressed a telegram to Prime Minister of Pakistan Liyaqat Ali Khan, wherein he accepted that after resuming the peace in state they will call back their forces and allow people to exercise their aspiration about their political destiny. Late Pandith Nehru had pledged that it is their commitment with world and people of state and this was accorded in Security council and both India and Pakistan were signatory to these resolutions. Hurriyat Chairman while referring to resolution passed on 5th January 1949 in UN Security Council said that both Pakistan and India agreed that the future about Kashmir need to be ascertained through democratic, free and fair plebiscite. Terming the statement of Omer Abdullah as childish and irrelevant, wherein he had said that Pakistan will create hurdles in plebiscite, Geelani Sahab said that Pakistan from day first is pleading the case for referendum for whole state including Gilgit and Baltistan. Pakistan has always held UN resolution and instead it is India which has always adopted delaying tactics and created hurdles in its lasting and peaceful solution, said Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani asked Omer Abdullah that if India is ready to fulfill its promise then we will ask Pakistan to withdraw its forces from Pakistan administered Kashmir and hold referendum as per UN charter .We ask both countries to allow people from all parts of Kashmir to express their aspiration about the political future, so that the resources incurred on arms and ammunitions is spent for people’s welfare said Syed Ali Geelani. Since 1947 we have presented enormous sacrifices, said Pro-freedom leader and in October and November 1947, five lakh innocent people in Jammu were brutally massacred and since then the resistance movement is presenting cherished sacrifice. Referring to present people’s uprising, Hurriyat Chairman said that it is the follow-up of same mission of freedom and people should be allowed to express their wish with regards to their political destiny. Syed Ali Geelani said that more than hundred innocents fell to bullets,15 thousand injured, more than one thousand blinded, property worth millions ransacked, thousands arrested and PSA slapped, harassment and intimidation, crackdown has become the order of the day. He expressed his sorrow that when whole nation is in miserable condition, facing hardships and agony and despite all this the pro-Indian politicians are playing with the sentiments of miffed people and playing the tune of their masters about self-rule and Indian constitution.