Geelani praises Pakistan for ‘guarding Kashmir cause’
Srinagar, Apr 26: Stressing that the peace, stability, and development of whole South Asia is connected to the resolution of the Kashmir issue, Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said that 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 Pakistan President Mamoon Hussain, wherein he sought implementation of Security Council resolutions to resolve the Kashmir dispute, Geelani in a statement here said “Pakistan always stood like a rock guarding our cause.”
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, Geelani stressed upon the world body to fulfill its commitments made to the people through the implementation of its Security Council resolutions and once again reiterated that until Kashmir issue is resolved, “the dance of death and destruction will have no end.”
Geelani said that Indian authorities are denying the historical aspects of Kashmir issue as “despite India’s haughty, stubborn attitude and arrogance, the issue lists at top in UN agenda.”
Geelani urged the UN Secretary General to use his good offices “to take steps for its peaceful resolution of Kashmir, and for putting an end to bloodshed at the hands of Indian forces in the occupied 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 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 upon India to solve this long-pending issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.