Recent clashes handiwork of agencies: Geelani

Asks People Not To Fall Prey To Divisive Tactics

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 6: Accusing agencies of triggering group clashes in old city, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani appealed the people to remain cautious of falling prey to divisive tactics of agencies. 
 “Recent clashes are the handwork of New Delhi. Government wants to weaken the resistance movement. I want to appeal people not to fall prey into these designs. We are already being robbed of land, honor, resources,” Geelani told a news conference at his Haiderpora residence here. 
 Geelani called on the people not to criticize faith of each other and follow Islamic teachings. “Let every sect stick to its own principles. Islam is a way of life for both Shia and Sunnis. It is a guiding principle for brotherhood between us. No one should fight on the basis of creed, nation, color, language and religion. Even we cannot any anything against those people who worship stones,” he said. 
 Geelani said that his amalgam had already organized conference and formulated a unity document- Misaak, “They had already tried to create sectarian divide, but we eroded all their plans by calling the conferences between various groups of society. We should not lend legitimacy to the New Delhi rule by creating divide. Although there are some people from both sections who are trying to divide people.”
 Lambasting the government for stopping him from holding peace march yesterday, Geelani said, “It exposes the hollow claim of government that they want peace. Whenever such incidents happen, we try to reach out to people. We don’t go with teargas shell, grenade or gun, our basic aim was to spread peace and love between two communities.”
 On the recent decision of awarding life imprisonment to two youth of Srinagar, Geelani said, “Our boys were given life imprisonment which they say means serving whole life in jail. I want to question them, Has anyone punished those who killed five lakh people in Jammu in 1947, there are more than 60 graveyards in Kashmir, but government  has not booked their killers. Kunanposhpora rapists are still roaming free.”
 Asked about Supreme Court directive to state government to broaden the passage leading to Amarnath cave, Geelani said, “Day by day our apprehensions are coming true. We had already informed public about the designs being created under the grab of Amarnath Yatra. I can write with my blood that they want to turn Kashmir into Hindu state. JK is a border state, so they will not tolerate Muslim majority here.”  
 Taking a dig at Maneka Gandhi for showing concern for dogs in Kashmir, Geelani said: “She is not concerned about our boys being bitten everyday,” he added.
 On India –Pakistan talks Geelani said: “We are not against the good relations between India and Pakistan. Let them trade with each other. We should not forget the sacrifices of Pakistanis. I want to assure people that we will not surrender and keep the sentiment alive until we are given right to self determination here.”
 He also released a booklet about “designs of government” under the garb of Amarnath Shrine board as part of their awareness campaign about Amarnath controversy.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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