Peace, stability in South Asia connected with Kashmir issue: Geelani

Stressing that the peace, stability, and development of whole South Asia was connected with the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said for the peace and development of the region, the 15 million people of the whole of Jammu and Kashmir have to decide their future political destination.
Hailing the statement of Pak President Mamoon Hussain, wherein “he sought the implementation of Security Council resolutions to resolve the Kashmir dispute”, Syed Ali Geelani said: “Pakistan always stood like a rock guarding our cause.”

Geelani expressing gratitude to Pakistan and its government headed by President Mamoon Hussain for “once again pleading the just political cause” of the people of J&K, stressed upon the world body “to fulfill its commitments made to the people through the implementation of its security council resolutions”

Geelani said: “Until Kashmir issue is resolved, the dance of death and destruction will have no end.”
Syed Ali Geelani said that “Indian authorities are denying the historical aspects of Kashmir issue and despite India’s haughty, stubborn attitude and arrogance, the issue lists at top in UN agenda”.

Geelani urged UN General Secretary to use his good offices “to take steps for its peaceful resolution and for putting an end to bloodshed at the hands of Indian forces in the state”.
He also expressed hope that world leadership will play a positive role vis-à-vis Kashmir dispute by taking practical steps towards finding its solution.
“Kashmir issue is the bone of contention and since past seven decades six lakh people were brutally massacred, properties worth billions have been razed to ground,” Geelani said and expressed hope that both OIC and other world bodies will cooperate with each other to “end the miseries of the inhabitants of this unfortunate region” and impress India “to resolve this long pending issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir”.
“The list of crimes committed by forces is very long. Forces have waged war against unarmed and innocent people in Kashmir,” Geelani said and added: “Subjugated people while braving bullets and atrocities perpetrated by authorities are illustrating exemplary steadfastness, valour and patience.”