Geelani Rules Out Unification In Separatist Camp30 October 2011
Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday ruled out any unification among the separatist camp saying ‘this will never happen’. Addressing a seminar titled, “A plot to settle Non-locals”, Geelani categorically ruled out any unification among the separatist groups. “This will never happen. Even if leaders are ready for this, their party workers will never let it happen,” he said. “I have the experience how people made it difficult for me to even stand at the podium in Eidgah during the rally. The youth saved me otherwise I would have fallen on ground,” he alleged. Hurriyat (G) chairman said the separatists should be called as freedom fighters. “We are being written and addressed as separatists in the media, which means Jammu and Kashmir is a genuine part of India and we are fighting to seek separation from it, which is not the fact. The fact is clear - we are freedom fighters and we are fighting against forcible and illegal occupation of India over J&K,” he said. Highlighting the issue of rehabilitating of non-state subjects in the State, Geelani said they are being moved here under a “huge conspiracy”. “RSS wants to change J&K into a Brahman state. I will write with my blood that settling non-locals here, government is working on RSS programme of converting J&K into a Brahman state. It is well thought out policy and they will succeed in their plans if we keep sleeping on such sensitive issues,” he said. The ailing leader alleged that majority of Indian population has RSS ideology. “It’s army and even police has the same ideology,” he alleged. He said the society needs to change its attitude and react to such policies. “It is a plan to change our identity, culture and demography. Imagine, you have a Bihari Chowk or a UP Chowk in Kashmir,” he said. “These non-state subjects are a great threat to our society. We need to stop them to malign our culture and customs, to degrade our morality and to make our society free from all diseases,” Geelani said. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sheikh Showkat, who teaches international law at Kashmir University, stressed on the need of having a ‘social agenda of the resistance’. “We have non-locals doing every kind of jobs in Kashmir except Wazas’ and bakers’. The reasons we have stopped doing the jobs because we feel ashamed of it. We will have to change this attitude. We need to set our house in order and if we don’t our demography is bound to change,” he said. Noted writer Dr Javid Iqbal, columnist ZG Muhammad and others also spoke on the occasion.