Shinde’s statement hilarious: Geelani

‘Astonishing That Home Minister Doesn’t Know What Kashmiris Want’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Nov 21: Reacting to the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s talks offer to separatists ‘to know what they want’, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said it was astonishing that a person holding the charge of Home Ministry is unable to understand the real aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“It is a mockery. New Delhi and its agencies are deliberately issuing such statements to mislead the world media,” Geelani said in a statement today, adding, “The disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir is a fact and New Delhi should note that without resolving the core issue one cannot think of peace in South Asia. The manner in which rulers try to link tourism, trade and even sports with politics and negate the on-going struggle of Kashmir is highly condemnable.”
Shinde had yesterday expressed his willingness to meet separatists including Hurriyat Conference saying, “What's the harm in that. They also live in India and some of them were MLAs also. I want to understand what they really want.”
Geelani stuck to his stand of implementation of United Nations Resolutions on Kashmir to decide the state's future.
"It is better for India to come to the negotiating table and resolve the issue. We favour tripartite talks among India, Pakistan and the genuine representatives of state. The ground reality cannot be changed in Kashmir by issuing these statements," he said.
Advising the Home Minister to study the background of Kashmir issue and take note of the fact that the sacrifices of the people could not be ignored, Geelani said, “By ignoring these sacrifices Shinde is deceiving none but himself.” He said the sacrifices offered by the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been recognized by world bodies.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar has condemned the alleged molestation of a girl at Shopian, demanding stern action against the culprits. “The authorities are shielding the culprits because of their political affiliations,” he said in a statement today, warning of serious consequences if the authorities failed to take action against the culprits.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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