Delhi Dodging 5-point Offer: Geelani Threatens ‘unimagined Stir’ If Demands Denied7 September 2010
Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday threatened that if Indian government fails to act on his five conditions “it will repent its decision forever”. He also threatened New Delhi of “unimagined stir” and situation getting “more serious” if the demands are not met. According to a local newsgathering agency, KMN, Geelani said, “We have given a specific time for acting on the five conditions. If India doesn’t act on them seriously then they will repent it forever. They will have to face such a satiation which they have never encountered before.” The veteran separatist leader has demanded that India should accept Kashmir an international dispute, begin demilitarisation in the state under the supervision of a “credible” world agency, repeal all harsh laws, including Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act and Public Safety Act, release all political prisoners and punish the troopers and police personnel involved in the civilian killings. He has already threatened that if these demands are not met by the Indian government the ongoing Quit Kashmir movement will only be intensified. He reiterated his demand that the political prisoners and the youth arrested during the last three months be released before Eid-ul-Fitr. Terming the arbitrary curfews in the valley as a “policy of war”, Geelani said that in the 85 days of unrest in the valley, the government imposed curfew for 60 days. “The curfews have resulted in tremendous hardships to people,” he added. Condemning the killing of four youth at Palhalan on Monday, he said all of them were activists of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and alleged that it was a target killing. Geelani called for complete strike and massive protests on September 8 “in memory of the martyrs killed since June 11”. Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) has condemned restrictions on Geelani who was placed under house arrest on Tuesday.