Expressing serious concern over what he said, the prevailing the "horrendous situation" in Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said, "the unresolved Kashmir issue is the root cause tension in the south Asia."
"New Delhi's stubborn and haughty approach has made the situation even worse. The unabated state-sponsored violence, arrests, intimidations and killings will further deteriorate the situation," Geelani, in a statement said.
Stressing for resolution of Kashmir issue in its historical perspective, Geelani said, "Instead of employing undemocratic means and methods, India should consider Kashmir's conflicting status and work for its durable solution. This alone can save south Asia from horrors and devastation created by dreadful wars."
Meanwhile, Geelani paid glowing tributes to the militants who were slain In Karnabal, Sambora, gunfight, saying that "the civilians are facing extreme situations during and after the encounters. They are subjected to arbitrary measures and disproportionate military might."
Meanwhile, Geelani has welcomed the release of Aasiya Andrabi and Sofi Fehmeda and pledged to carry forward the struggle.
Hailing the role of Asiya Andrabi, Geelani said, "She is a living example that no torture, no hanging or detention can dampen our sentiments. Her release will give an impetus to our struggle."
He demanded the release of all prisoners in and outside the state, who, have been 'falsely implicated'.
Rejecting the 'haughty' approach of New Delhi, Geelani said, "the resistance leadership is being unnecessarily caged and they are denied political space." Geelani has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Muhammad Hussain Naqash, cousin of Islamic Political Party (IPP) chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, and extended his condolences to the bereaved family. He prayed for departed soul and forbearance of bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.