‘Political, economic compulsions changed EU stand on Kashmir’
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Srinagar, Nov 25: The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Wednesday said that, by saying “Kashmir was an integral part of India” the European Union delegation was contradicting its own statement.
“In 2004 they stated that Kashmir was a beautiful prison with highest concentration of troops. In front of me they told the media that right to self-determination was the only solution of the Kashmir issue,” Geelani told Greater Kashmir after a meeting of the conglomerate here.
“Political and economic compulsions have forced them to change their stand. But it doesn’t make any difference to Kashmir issue, as it is an internationally acclaimed dispute,” he added.
Geelani said that India was suffering from “arrogance of power.” “I assure my nation that we will achieve the freedom from India and no power on earth can stop us,” he said.
Earlier, representatives of different constituents of the Hurriyat (G) held a detailed meeting where threadbare discussions were held on the prevailing situation in J&K.
“Political situation in New Delhi, Islamabad and Srinagar was also discussed in the meet,” sources said.
In a statement, a party spokesman said, “In the meeting it was decided that there has been no change in the mindset of New Delhi and to mislead the international community it is making talks offer as a tool. India was never sincere about any dialogue process. We don’t want to be part of any such useless exercise.”
“The recent interview of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to CNN makes it clear that India is not serious about the talks and is happy in status-quo,” he added.
The meeting also castigated separatist elements who were trying to create confusion in the people. “Dr Farooq Abdullah and Mufti Muhammad Sayeed are advocating autonomy and self-rule to strengthen India’s position in Kashmir. On the other hand some people who claiming to be separatists are creating confusion among the people,” he added.
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