Bhim invites Geelani for open debate on Kashmir
Jammu, Sept 1: National Panthers Party chairman, Prof Bhim Singh on Wednesday dared the Hurriyat (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani inviting him for an open public debate on Kashmir issue.
“Let Syed Ali Shah Geelani join an open debate with me on the issues of accession, state-centre relations, state’s composite culture, UN Resolutions and on Kashmir dispute. And I assure Geelani that I shall take no security cover with me except couple of my party colleagues from the Valley to look after my transportation,” Bhim said in a letter to Geelani.
Bhim offered to share a common platform with Hurriyat Chairman at any place, Tehsil or District Headquarter anywhere in J&K or even at a place, which according to NPP chairman, Geelani considers as his bastion.
In the letter, Bhim has even proposed a schedule saying the debate could be started from Sopur and concluded in Islamabad. “We shall start from Poonch and conclude in Kishtwar or any other schedule which will be convenient to you. I shall not constrain you much because of your health reasons,” the letter reads.
He said, “We have been colleagues in the Legislative Assembly in J&K and shared Assembly seats when Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, was Chief Minister from 1977 to 1982. The people of our state shall get an opportunity to hear both view points from the same platform and it shall be easy for them to choose the roadmap for their future. I had given similar invitation to you during the meeting in special prison at Cheshmashahi, a month back. Sharing a platform by us shall provide an opportunity to our brethren in J&K to understand both the schools of thought; yours and mine. After the debate any thought, which is approved by the people shall have to be accepted by both of us.”
Bhim further writes in the letter that this was a ‘beautiful way’ to settle the issues for good and ensure that people of all the regions live in peace, communal harmony.
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