May 2017 News

'No Dialogue Until India Accepts JK A Disputed Territory'

31 May 2017
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Rejecting bilateral dialogue on Kashmir, the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said there would be no talks 'until India accepts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory.' 'We'll never beg for talks. The authorities in New Delhi are irrational. They are following the fanatical dogma and lack political understanding. They are not in a position to resolve the (Kashmir) issue,' he said in a statement. 'We will never talk to those pursuing their fanatical ideology and we will never surrender.' Reacting to union minister Venkaiah Naidu's statement that Kashmir is a 'problem of five districts' as well as statements by other BJP leaders, Geelani said: 'Kashmir, which is a human issue, has remained unresolved for the past seven decades and Kashmiris are pursuing their right to self-determination.' Ridiculing New Delhi for its 'unrealistic and arrogant attitude', Geelani said: 'New Delhi and its puppet administration have waged a war against people of the state. They are looking at the (Kashmir) issue through the prism of their fanatical ideology and as a conflict between Hindu and Muslim communities. They derive pleasure while butchering Muslim communities. Under a well thought out plan and under the garb of law and order situations, they feel free to carry out genocide in disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. Their sole aim is to turn India into Hindu Rashtra and as such carry out state-sponsored and planned massacres in Assam, Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar.' 'How is it possible to talk to assassins of Muslim communities?' Geelani asked. 'Do or die situation has emerged. These forces won't allow us to live free unless we follow their faith and change our outlook as per their dictates,' Geelani said, adding: 'We are sure that our nation will maintain supreme self-esteem, exhibit consistency and uprightness and never bow in front of such dogmatic elements.' Commenting on the role played by pro-India parties in J&K including National Conference and PDP, Geelani said: 'It is a trial for these (parties) as either they have to submit their wish and will, or prostrate before Almighty Allah, repent for their wrongdoings and join people in their fight against dogmatic ideology of Jan Sangh cadre. There is no justification for them to remain in power as their lust and greed for power has brought great shame for them.' Meanwhile, Geelani condemned continued detention or house detention of resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder and Muhammad Yasin Ataie. He expressed grave concern over suspension of activities in most of the educational institutions in Kashmir, saying 'puppet regime is unnecessarily creating hurdles in routine work of civilians.' 'State authorities announced closure of all educational institutions, thus marring the students' career. Our young generations are facing appalling situations and it is unbearable,' he said.