New Delhi: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that by creating a false impression of terrorism, India actually wants to pressurize Pakistan so that this country will surrender its principle stand with regard to the Kashmir issue and will put it on the backburner.
He advised the Pakistan Government that they should not beg for talks with India but instead they should send them a clear message that the real and core issue between the two nations is the Kashmir dispute and until this issue is solved according to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, the peace, development and the prosperity in this region is a distant dream.
Geelani expressed these views in a detailed meeting with the Pakistan High Commissioner Jinab Abdul Basit sahab in New Delhi today.
This two-hour long meeting took place today afternoon at Pakistani High Commission office at New Delhi which was also attended by Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar, Deputy Secretary General APHC Ghulam Nabi Sumji, Chief Organizar Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din and Mohammad Youfus Mujahid while as Deputy High Commissioner Jinab Abdullah Nizamani and other diplomats were also present in the meeting.
Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit gave assurance to the Pro-freedom leader of Kashmir that their country will not show any flexibility in its principle stand with regarding to the Kashmir dispute.
On the occasion, Geelani said, “We want to tell the world that the freedom struggle of Kashmir has nothing to do with the terrorism and we strongly condemn terrorism in any form.”
He said that it is India which is holding the Jammu and Kashmir just with the help of its military might and this country is prosecuting and oppressing its citizens since last 69 years now.
“Not only Pakistan but it is the moral responsibility of the whole world to help the Kashmiris in their struggle against the tyranny and make room for the free and fair referendum process in the Jammu and Kashmir on the pattern of Scotland,” he said.
“India had many times made numerous promises with the people of Jammu and Kashmir that they will be provided a free chance to decide their future and their decision will be respected,” he added.
Geelani further said that the prevailing political uncertainty and disturbance in the state is due to the rigid and stubborn approach of India.
He also added that India had backtracked from its promises and is not cooperating in the implementation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir.
The Hurriyat Chairman said that they are not against the dialogue process but India does not maintain a good track record in this regard.
“This country uses the talks as a time killing process and to hoodwink the world community. The incidents of violence occur in both India and Pakistan but India wants to blackmail Pakistan over the Pathankot incident,” he said.
He said that the Kashmiris doesn’t want destruction of India in any way but they only want that their basic and birth rights be granted to them.
While greeting the Pakistan Government, Pakistan Army and the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Resolution Day, Geelani said that Pakistan is the only visible supporter of the Kashmiri nation and the way this nation is supporting their rights to self determination, they are extremely thankful to them for that.
While expressing his deep concern over the internal situations in the Pakistan, Geelani said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and other like organizations are committing an act of terrorism who are working to destabilize this country internally.
“Their activities have no relation with Islam and they are damaging the fort of Islam,” he said.
On the occasion, Abdul Basit prayed for the good health of Geelani and said that he is the symbol of freedom struggle of Kashmir and his determination is a major source of inspiration for them too.
He said the whole Pakistan nation salutea him and prays for his long and healthy life.
At the end, Geelani criticized Indian media for wrongly projecting the visiting of the pro-freedom people to the Pakistan embassy on the Pakistan day function. (ANI)