AFSPA, PSA result of unresolved Kashmir problem: Geelani

Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said that AFSPA and PSA were result of unresolved Kashmir problem.

“The dictatorial rule, imposition of draconian laws and continuation of forced rule of New Delhi, reflect the acceptance of defeat by the authorities as it signifies their nervousness and fear of facing the rightful resistance from people,” Geelani said in his statement.

Referring to the statement of Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram, wherein he has stated that New Delhi has no plans to withdraw AFSPA, (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani said that “New Delhi instead of accepting the hard realities about Kashmir issue, are resorting to loot, plunder, genocide, rapes and through its military might suppresses genuine aspiration of subjugated people in occupied state”.

“New Delhi has added, black and barbarous chapter in history while denying the fundamental right of people in state, especially since past thirty years, Indian and their local stooges are denying political space, muzzling genuine voices and curbing peaceful activities in state,” Geelani said, adding: “The ongoing movement for right to self-determination has entered in decisive phase.”

Geelani while lashing out at “ruling elite” added they instead of facing peaceful and political movement and its leadership on political turf, “they resorted to military might and other coercive measures to suppress our genuine aspiration.”
Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani while paying tributes to slain youth in Helmut Pora Kupwara, said that “nation will never forget sacrifices presented by our brave hearts”.
“We are duty bound to safeguard these precious sacrifices, we won’t allow anyone to exploit sentiments or build their castles on sacred blood,” he said.