April 2017 News

Resistance Trio Calls Madhav, Ganga Remarks Alarming

21 April 2017
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: BJP leader Ram Madhav's statement on the controversial human shield incident is the right-wing party's 'national policy' on Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said on Friday, day after Madhav backed an army officer who had strapped a man to an jeep as human shield in Budgam district. In a statement, Geelani said the recent statement of J&K minister C P Ganga 'may be his personal opinion', but Ram Madhav's statement is 'serious as he figures among top-ranking leaders in the BJP cadre'. 'They have declared a war and his statement stands testimony to it. It serves as a clear chit to forces to carry out massacres in the state,' Geelani said, day after Madhav remarked on the Budgam human shield issue that 'everything is fair in love and war.' 'It is a dangerous sign and carries perilous message to forces to go ahead with killings and serves as an apparent threat to people,' he said. Terming as ridiculous C P Ganga's statement that stone-throwers need to be dealt with bullets, Geelani said: 'They are Hindu terrorists in power corridors and enjoy support and favors of Delhi. We have no system to check these elements, otherwise he should have been in jail.' Calling NC leaders' reaction (to such issues) a 'mockery', Geelani said their main aim is to remain in power corridors, otherwise they should have submitted their resignations. 'Their rhetoric speaks how sincere they are with the nation.' 'I fear that something may happen in future and some bad events are in store for us,' Geelani said, appealing to the UN General Secretary and the OIC to take cognizance of 'threat statements' of BJP leaders. He also asked the international agencies to break their silence. 'In case any untoward happens to people, they will be held responsible. If the UN wants to save our new generation from the Indian barbarity, it has to rise above statements,' he said. 'Tying a youth to bonnet of a jeep is a war crime and the forces' personnel involved in such gruesome acts should be dealt with and accorded stringent punishment,' he said. 'BJP minister's statement testifies that forces enjoy backing and a free hand and I feel worried about the situation arising out of this development,' he said, adding: 'We are facing Hindu terrorism sponsored by Delhi and possibly they may repeat 1947-like massacre when 15 lakh people were forced to leave their state.' 'CAT IS OUT OF BAG' The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday reacted sharply to Ram Madhav's statement, saying the 'cat is out of the bag.' 'The statement of Madhav wherein he has condoned and complimented the army for using a civilian as a human shield reflects the real BJP-RSS mindset and approach towards the people of Kashmir,' Mirwaiz said in a statement. He said: 'Finally the cat is out of the bag. Madhav's justification of the inhuman act as everything being fair in love and war finally is an open admission by the Government of India that it considers itself at war with the people of Kashmir and will treat Kashmiris as such,' Mirwaiz said in a statement issued here. 'We have been bearing the brunt of this policy towards Kashmiris for the past 30 years in particular. Madhav's admission should be an eye opener for the world community as to what GOI's attitude towards the people of Kashmir is and how it sees them.' Mirwaiz said it is shocking that a country which prides itself of being the world's largest democracy and flaunts its democratic credentials world over, 'brazenly endorses using violence and armed repression through its massive military might against an unarmed civilian population for demanding a basic democratic right of deciding its fate.' 'The statements made by Madhav and his colleagues like Ganga are also aimed at poisoning the public opinion in India against the people of Kashmir by portraying Kashmiris as radicals and fanatics who have to be tamed with bullets and pellets in the national interest of India while exploiting this narrative to expand its vote bank,' he said. 'It is clear that since the dispensation in New Delhi does not want to resolve the dispute in and over Kashmir but maintain the status quo, it can do so only by using its armed forces as an instrument of coercion and control over the disputed territory and its people. So it has to keep their morale high by justifying anything they do use the armed forces for serving their political end.' Mirwaiz said the treatment meted out to Kashmiri students in states across India is a matter of grave concern. Referring to the incident in Mewar Rajasthan where Kashmiris students were beaten and harassed, Mirwaiz said such behaviour against Kashmiri students has become a norm now and the authorities in these regions are responsible for the safety and security of the students if they have been given admission to educational institutions there. Meanwhile, for the seventh consecutive Friday, Mirwaiz was barred from offering obligatory Friday prayers at central Jamia Masjid of Srinagar as he continues to be kept under house arrest by the state for the past almost two months, a spokesman of Hurriyat (M) said. 'The whole nation condemns this anti-Muslim and anti-human violation of the fundamental religious rights of the Mirwaiz and of all those leaders, religious and political activists and common people whom the authoritarian state treats in a similar way,' he said. YASIN MALIK CENSURES GANGA, MADHAV Reacting to statements of Chander Parkash Ganga and Ram Madhav, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said everything 'devilish is possible from the people whose forefathers took inspiration from tyrants like Mussolini and Hitler.' But, he said, these people should know that 'every fascist has his time but their fate is going to be no different than that of Hitler and Mussolini.' 'It is a historical fact that the founders of RSS had met Mussolini and Hitler and were inspired by these enemies of humanity. Hitler and Mussolini killed people in gas chambers without any regret and today Ram Madhav and somebody called Ganga, by issuing nonsensical statements, are proving their fascist credentials. As a matter of fact, these fascists enjoy power today and can overpower anyone they intend to, but it is equally a fact that their fate will also be like Hitler's and Mussolini's and last defeat will be their only,' Malik said in a hard-hitting statement. 'Some non-entity called Ganga is saying Kashmiris only deserve bullets and Ram Madhav is justifying a Kashmiri being used as a human shield, saying everything is fair in love and war. Both these statements are a manifestation of their frustration and also a testimony to the fact that India has taken control of Jammu Kashmir by its military might and is treating Kashmir as its colony and also is at war with the people of Kashmir,' Malik said. 'BJP, their RSS masters and their allies in Jammu Kashmir should remember that Kashmiri resistance against their oppression and fascism will continue at every cost and their defeat in Kashmir is writing on the wall,' Malik said.