‘NC, PDP are like two peas in a pod’

Omar, Mufti, Azad Delhi’s Puppets; Poll Boycott Justified: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 16: Castigating J&K Government for not allowing him to offer congregational Friday prayers, the Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said there was “no difference between National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party as both are the puppets of New Delhi and their role is to sabotage the freedom movement.” Geelani also called for election boycott asserting that “New Delhi was linking elections to the Kashmir issue.”
In a statement issued here, the veteran separatist leader said it was unfortunate that the state government doesn’t allow him to offer Friday prayers continuously. “In 2012 alone, I was not allowed to offer Friday prayers 32 times,” Geelani said. “I was put under house detention after the 2010 unrest and only occasionally allowed to move out since. Now some elements are giving a wrong impression that the police contingent outside my Hyderpora residence is protecting me.”
Geelani said life and death was all in the hands of Allah. “Nobody can harm me till Allah wishes so. Allah is enough to protect me,” he said. “I was not even allowed to offer Eid prayers. I have time and again rejected Government security.”
Calling for election boycott, Geelani said “in the interest of nation and the communal harmony, the amalgam urges people to boycott the elections.”
“India is time and again linking elections with the Kashmir issue in the international forums. So our call for poll boycott is justified,” Geelani said.
He said, “Both NC and PDP were the puppets of New Delhi and there was no difference between the two. The two parties work to sabotage the freedom movement. Delhi offers chair to Omar Abdullah, Mufti Sayeed or Ghulam Nabi Azad for its own political interests.”
Geelani said the Indian politicians were using Kashmir elections to meet their political interests. “Not just Assembly and Parliament elections, New Delhi has projected Panchayat elections in the past as a referendum for Kashmir issue and tried to prove that Kashmiris want to be with India,” he said.
He urged the Sarpanchs and Pnachs to understand the “evil designs of India” behind elections. “Sarpnchs and Panchs should understand that India is using elections to damage the freedom movement. They should resign on moral grounds and not due to any fear,” he said.
He said there was not a single house that has not offered sacrifice and the families of Sarpanchs and Panchs too must have offered their share for the movement.
“Elections in Kashmir are a mere drama and farce. They have no reliability as they are planned and managed by the five to seven lakh armed personnel stationed in the state,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (G) statement said the amalgam will organize a seminar on November 18 in connection with the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA). The seminar will be chaired by Geelani.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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