While terming the statement "entire Jammu & Kashmir is ours" issued by the Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj as the arrogance of power of this country, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said that it is a very old rhetoric of India about the Jammu & Kashmir and which is just based on the military power.
Terming the Kashmir related statement of Sushma Swaraj as her political bankruptcy, Geelani said, "If she is true in her claims then why is India afraid of holding referendum in Jammu and Kashmir and why are their paid local agents hiding behind the more than 10 lakh armed forces. Kashmir is a disputed territory and Kashmiri people are struggling against India's control since 1947 this fact is known to everybody but the Indian rulers are scared to face this truth and they have become habitual of ignoring the ground realities."
Referring to the visit of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to Kupwara, Geelani said, "Families of the martyred youths were forced to meet the chief minister. It's deplorable. These customary tours are carried out to protect the chair of power and these power hungry people have nothing to do with the miseries of the common people."
"Hurriyat congratulates those Kupwara people who refused to meet the murderers of their beloved kins. Kashmiris has now become a sensitive nation and they are fully aware of these kinds of traps."
While commenting over the statement of Mehbooba Mufti that "Kashmiris are being pushed towards economic and educational deprivation", Geelani said, "Real culprits of our miserable economic condition are these pro-Indian politicians who for their petty and meager benefits have sold every asset and resources of the state at the hands of the New Delhi. Our water resources are not only enough to make us self-reliant but if these are returned to us back we can also assist India to address its poverty and backwardness."