Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has thanked Pakistan for observing black day to express solidarity with the 'oppressed' Kashmiris and raising the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations.
"Delhi's reaction to the solidarity expressed by Pakistan with the Kashmiris by observing black day is its frustration. The entire Kashmir has been turned into a big prison and Delhi did not want the world to know about the real situation," Geelani said in a statement today, appealing to Pakistan to further accelerate its efforts to highlight the Kashmir dispute at the international level and also called upon the heads of other Muslim countries to take notice of the deteriorating situation of Kashmir and help the Kashmiris in securing their right to self-determination.
"Pakistan is the only country which openly supports the Kashmir cause and wants settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. The Kashmir dispute has its own historical background according to which Pakistan is its fundamental party and could not remain silent over the Kashmir situation," Geelani, who continues to be under house detention, adding that "Delhi's 'unrealistic' stance could neither change the disputed status of the Jammu Kashmir nor prevent Pakistan from its principled stand over Kashmir."
Geelani strongly condemned the Indian parliament members who blamed Pakistan for killings in Kashmir. "Burhan Wani and other such youth are not terrorists but are heroes of Kashmiris and their reaction over the killing of these youth is a natural phenomenon," Geelani said.
Geelani also condemned the move of government to what he said forcing employees to attend to their duties.