Islamabad: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said they will acknowledge every positive step by Indian leadership that leads to final resolution of Kashmir issue, saying “we are in dire need of peace and hence welcome all steps leading to lasting solution and stability in strife torn region.”
Geelani made the remark during his telephonic address to a protest demonstration against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom’s capital city London, a statement issued to press.
Geelani said “India is trampling all basic norms and ethics of Indian independence Act of 1947, all against the wishes of people of Jammu and Kashmir.” He told the audience to convey the “rightful message to Indian premier about the woeful situation people facing, merciless killings, arbitrary measures unleashed, torture, humiliation and vandalizing properties by its brute forces.”
“People are being traumatized, tortured, intimidated, caged, harassed, women molested and people irrespective of age and gender subjected to political vengeance,” said Geelani in his telephonic address to the protestors. “People are being brutally killed, properties razed to ground, people and leadership caged on fake allegations, youth tortured and disappeared in custody and rape is being used as a war weapon against women,” he said.
Geelani said: “We are not demanding secession of any legal part of India, but our loud and clear demand is for the right to self-determination to decide political destiny of state.” “We are peace loving nation and we never derive pleasure even if an Indian solider die, but contrary to this, their brute forces enjoy and become jubilant whenever they kill our youth and innocent people,” Geelani said in his address.
Geelani said Kashmir has turned a nuclear flashpoint in the subcontinent and horrors of war will devastate the people living in sub-continent. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir are peace-loving, and Indian leaders can play a key role by respecting their aspirations, instead of adopting coercive measures,’ Geelani said.
‘They should shun fanatical politics because the need of the hour is to acknowledge the ground realities of the long-pending Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” he added.