Geelani castigates writers
‘Come forward for a debate’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Nov 14: The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Sunday said that he was ready to hold open debate on the ongoing “Quit Kashmir Movement.”
“Our movement is well planned and everything has positive as well negative sides, but to achieve something, we may have to sacrifice something,” Geelani said in a statement.
Taking a dig at writers, he said, “From the day one some writers have had a grudge and they have been highlighting the only negative aspects of the movement. To do so seems their only motive.”
“They (writers) seem least bothered about troops killing civilians or outraging the chastity of women. They don’t move their pen over these incidents, but are waiting for every opportunity to target the movement,” he lamented.
He said that some particular newspapers have kept columns for these “intellectuals of nation” and put thrust on publicizing their “particular” ideas only.
Geelani said that he fully understands the realities of movement and can give befitting reply to these writers with sound arguments and reasoning, but this would start a debate for the sake of debate only.
“Why are these people only writing against strikes and protests spontaneously triggered by killings, and not against state terrorism?” Geelani questioned.
“We are aware of their history, geography and friend circle and are not surprised by their write-ups,” he said, adding that on insistence of people, he was ready to hold an open debate with them. “We announce open invitation to these writers for open discussion, so that we can build a national consensus,” he added.
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