Pak visit can’t provide license to freedom: Geelani

‘Unification possible only on basic principle and stand’

Srinagar, Dec 9: Downplaying participation of village-level representatives in the recently concluded Legislative Council polls, the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sunday said that the village heads “have not fallen apart from the freedom movement and were still part of the ongoing struggle.”
 “Let you allow us plebiscite and see all these Panches and Sarpanchs will vote for freedom from India,” Geelani asked the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
 Taking to local news gathering agency KNS, Geelani said “participation of village representatives in LC polls will not affect the ongoing movement in any way.”
 Defending his boycott call, he said, the “only problem with voting was that India and State Govt project the elections as referendum to Kashmir issue.”
 Geelani, who has been facing frequent house arrests, asked the Government to desist from what he said ‘manufacturing excuses’ to keep him away from people. “If they say  Geelani’s visit triggers stone pelting, let me ask them that has stone pelting stopped by keeping me under house arrest?” Geelani asked.
 He described National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s accord with India as ‘Materialistic Ideology.’
 Gelani also made it clear that he was not becoming impediment for anybody traveling to Pakistan but said that nobody should expect to get a ‘licenses to freedom’ from Islamabad. “Pakistan has been our well-wisher right from day one. That country has fought three wars with India for Kashmir and has also accepted it as a dispute. But that doesn’t mean we can get a licenses to freedom from that country,” Geelani said. “Who doesn’t want to travel to Pakistan? I too have desire to visit Pakistan but that should not be for the sake of visit. Pakistan cannot save us from Indian atrocities this time.”
 He however talked for the first time on ‘unification’ of separatist leadership but said that such process has to be based on ‘basic principles.’
 “If somebody believes that having separate principles under one roof would lead us to somewhere, we might be committing a mistake,” Geelani said. “We all must have a basic and unanimous principle and stand to follow, only then reunion is possible.” KNS

Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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