Geelani releases booklet on Eid eve
Srinagar, Nov 3: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Thursday released a 37-page booklet on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha here today. The booklet discusses the “present challenges” Kashmir faces and way out of them.
Delving on the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani said, “On one hand there are dramas of dialogue but on other violence and brutality is going on unabated.”
“Dramas of futile dialogue are going on from March 23, 1952. There have been more than 150 rounds of parleys between New Delhi-Islamabad and New Delhi-Srinagar but they failed to yield any result,” he said.
Geelani said India has made commitment of right to self-determination with Kashmiris at national and international level as well.
“But India’s cunning and deceitful political gimmicks are continuing for the past 64 years. There has been no flexibility in its imperialistic designs,” he added.
Giving details of detainees, Geelani says 746 locals and 145 foreigners are behind the bars in different jails and added that 198 of them are serving detention under controversial Public Safety Act (PSA).
Geelani further says that challans were presented against 196 political leaders and pro-freedom persons during 2010-11.
Writing about the beginning of armed struggle, Geelani said, “It was in late 1988 that our brave men started armed resistance against brutal state terrorism.”
Geelani also touches the unrest of 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The pro-freedom leader also accused New Delhi of resorting to cultural aggression in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Government of India and its leadership is trying to Indianize the beliefs, faith, culture and civilization of Muslim majority of JK on large scale in a planned way,” he said, adding, “attempts are being made to mutilate our identity through education, cultural programs and outside state tours.”
The aged leader said that attempts are being made to reduce the Muslim majority into minority here.
“No outsider could purchase land or construct house here during the rule of Hari Singh. But this protection is being eroded by power thirsty rulers of today,” he alleged.
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