Geelani hits out at PDP-BJP coalition, calls PDP ‘slave”

In a scathing attack on the PDP-BJP coalition in the state, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today charged PDP of being a "slave" of the Centre and helping BJP and RSS implement their policies in Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani hits out at PDP-BJP coalition, calls PDP ‘slave”
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In a scathing attack on the PDP-BJP coalition in the state, Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today charged PDP of being a "slave" of the Centre and helping BJP and RSS implement their policies in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Though the government is of the two parties, the situation is such that there is no role of PDP here. Only, BJP's agenda, RSS's agenda is being implemented and PDP's hands are being used for that," he said.

He was addressing a seminar titled 'Indo-Pak Hostilities – Causes and Solution' at his Hyderpora residence.

The leader said although Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed talks about development in Jammu and Kashmir, he had not opened his mouth against the "atrocities" done on the people.

"Sayeed talks about schools, roads and development but he has not opened his mouth till now against the atrocities here. He has not said a word about the atrocities by his police, his army and his 

administration because he has become a slave of the BJP, in thoughts as well as deeds. He only wants to save his chair for the six years and is letting BJP do what it wants to," he said.

The Hurriyat leader claimed that the government had decided to implement the BJP agenda of settling the 1947 refugees issue in the state and the Chief minister had bowed his head in front of the BJP.

"We have information that BJP's programme to settle 1947 refugees has been decided upon. Sayeed has given his consent for that. He has bowed his head in front of the BJP," he said.

Geelani said the government had also decided upon establishing Sainik Colony and separate settlements for Kashmiri Pandits here.

"These plans of BJP will be implemented here with the help of the PDP," he said. 

Reacting to the RSS' advise to the central government to deal with Kashmiri separatist groups with iron hand, Geelani said, "We will not be cowed down by such pressure".

The separatist leader also alleged that the RSS has asked BJP "to restrain PDP from talking on Jammu and Kashmir issue".

"They want absolute control of Jammu and Kashmir in their (BJP's) hands and deal with pro-freedom groups with iron hands so that no one raises his voice. But we tell them that we will continue our struggle come what may," he said.

Geelani said National Conference and the Congress –were responsible for enslaving Kashmiris.

"Congress and NC are responsible for enslaving the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They are responsible for our slavery and for betraying us. But people here are supporting these parties and other parties like PDP, BJP and Communist party. When we have given so many sacrifices, what is the justification for supporting such parties," he added. 

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