India needs to respect people’s aspirations, says Geelani

BK Desk/Srinagar
April 21, 2017 0 Comments STATE 255 Views

Expressing deep grief over the death of Muzafar Ahmad of Kulgam, the incarcerated chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that “Instead of sponsoring or staging election drama, Indian authorities need to respect the aspirations of people and resolve Kashmir issue.”
Stressing authorities to cancel by-election to parliament, he said “It is required to make an end to incessant bloodshed and instead seek people’s mandate with respect to political destiny of state through referendum.”
Referring to upcoming bye elections in south Kashmir, Geelani called authorities to desist from their “egoistic approach and cancel bye elections to South Kashmir, as there are apprehensions of escalations in terrifying incidents in valley.”
Geelani expressed his deep grief over the death of Muzafar Ahmad and extended his condolences to bereaved family. Geelani said “guarantee and dignity of life in state is at stake and while lashing at Indian authorities, said that they are brutally massacring our young generation. Since last 27 years’ thousands were martyred and even now authorities are following the same dogma as their thirst for blood is yet to be quenched.”
“Youth feel dejected & do or die like situation is evolving due to stubborn attitude of Indian authorities,” said Geelani and while commenting over growing anger among youth against Delhi authorities, he said “their fight is genuine and are refuting the colonial and unconvincing mindset of authorities.”
“People in Kashmir are peace loving,” said Geelani and “believe in mutual harmony and brotherhood, however instead of addressing their issues, Indian authorities are resorting to brute force against people.”
Hurriyat (G) Chairman while referring to Indian authorities said, “it is beyond doubt and has been proved that authorities are pursuing colonial and autocratic dogma. Their rhetoric about being a great democracy in world proved hoax and farce with respect to Kashmir, said Geelani. India failed to suppress our freedom sentiments.”
Geelani in the statement said that “we are sure that people will boycott upcoming elections being staged in south Kashmir constituency, however to halt current bloodshed, it is advisable for authorities to show wisdom & stop this mad process.”
“It is the high time to decide the political future of state and seek people’s mandate about their destiny,” said Geelani.

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