Geelani leaves for Delhi
To Attend Seminar
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 19: The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Tuesday left for New Delhi to participate in a seminar on Kashmir.
Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, said Geelani was scheduled to participate in a seminar ‘Azadi the only way’ organised by an NGO- Committee for Release of Political Prisoners- at LTG Auditorium New Delhi on October 21.
The veteran leader has been invited by the NGO’s president Gurcharan Singh and general secretary Amit Bhattacharya. Geelani is scheduled to return to the Valley on Sunday, October 24.
“While the international community is favoring resolution of Kashmir, the Indian civil society has gradually started to understand the pain of Kashmiris. At this juncture, it is the responsibility of the pro-freedom leadership to apprise the people of India that Kashmiris are indigenously fighting for their right to self-determination,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Geelani has strongly condemned the arrest of the conglomerate’s general secretary Masrat Alam.
In a statement, Geelani said, “On one hand India is hoodwinking the international community by announcing release of pro-freedom leaders and on the other the arrest spree is on.”
Geelani said arrests are part of the ongoing movement. “Over 1500 youth including pro-freedom leaders are languishing in various jails. Such suppressive tactics won’t hamper our just cause. Freedom-loving leaders and people have been giving sacrifices for the movement in one or the other way” he said.
“Masrat’s arrest has created a wedge in the ongoing movement, but it will not hamper our struggle. He has played an important role in projecting the aspirations of Kashmiris in past over two decades,” he said.
The veteran leader said police was projecting Masrat’s arrest in such a way as if he is a terrorist.
“Police should treat him as a political prisoner,” he said.
Holding India responsible for the prevailing situation in the Valley, Geelani said the ongoing movement will continue until his five demands are accepted. “India is using its military might to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiris but has been facing stiff resistance. Kashmiris will achieve their goal come what may,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Oct 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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