“Indian leadership has now openly admitted that pro-freedom leaders are the real representatives and main stakeholders of Kashmir and the issue cannot be resolved without them,” said the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday.
A Hurriyat (G) spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said Geelani made these remarks while reacting to the “Indian Home Minister’s statement in Indian Parliament wherein he said that if the doors would not have been shut by Hurriyat, Kashmir issue could have been resolved”.
“Indian rulers are very well aware of the fact that people’s aspiration, emotions and sentiments are represented by pro-freedom leadership. This acceptance of the ground realities should have culminated in practicality, when Indian leaders talk about “dialogue” to resolve the long pending dispute, he said.
Regarding the Home Minister’s statement about dialogue and shutting doors on parliamentary delegation, Hurriyat (G) chairman said, “Indian government never officially invited us, but at the same time blames us of rejecting it. It is not only shameful but speaks volumes about their truthfulness, sincerity and clarity. They tried to play a game of win only for them as they just wanted to discredit us as whether we accept their offer of dialogue which never came or we ignore their casual personal gestures.”
He further said that New Delhi is scared of any meaningful dialogue with Hurriyat and Pakistan, as “they have occupied this land illegally and forcefully by their military might using repeated lies and unabated surplus violence”.
Geelani said the sole intention of the delegation was to act as fire-fighters “just to derail and fizzle out the momentum through these age old tactics, as they have been doing whenever Kashmiris stood up for their basic rights”.
In a similar situation of 2010 people’s uprising, we have warmly welcomed every delegation and had threadbare discussion, but they never responded back, he said.
“We are fighting for a just cause and no oppressive measure can deter us from pursuing our path and our nation has proved it beyond doubt for last 71 years,” Geelani said.
Meanwhile, Geelani in his telephonic address to the mourners at Tral said, “Our youth lay their lives to end the Indian forced occupation. We will never allow any body to barter with the precious blood of martyrs. We need to be aware of this and we are duty-bound to safeguard their sacrifices and should desist from such activities which prove harmful for our movement.”