Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said New Delhi despite being signatory to UN Resolutions on Jammu Kashmir has "backtracked from its commitment."
Geelani, in a statement today, appealed to the people Jammu Kashmir to observe January 26, as "black day" and boycott all celebrations related to this day.
"We have no animosity with India or its people and they have every right to celebrate republican day within its states but despite their being rhetoric about democracy they have no ethical or constitutional right to celebrate this in Jammu and Kashmir as our democratic rights have been smashed and trampled," Geelani, in a statement today, said.
Geelani stressed that school going children, their parents and teachers should stay away from all January 26 related celebrations.
Expressing his anguish over the reports of preparation by a few institutions for January 26, Geelani asked them to refrain from it, saying "that it will have serious implication over our freedom movement".
Meanwhile, reacting to the statement of Kashmir Voice International (KVI), Geelani said "none other than those actively associated with the resistance movement had right to take initiative or explore means for the resolution of Kashmir issue."
"Hurriyat's stand with respect to Kashmir dispute is final and unambiguous and only those associated with movement and actively striving for its peaceful, lasting dignified and honourable resolution have right to take any initiative or explore other means," Geelani, in a statement today, said while referring to a group "Kashmir Voice International" (KVI) established in UK and raising doubts about its credibility.