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Kashmir not an issue of economic deprivation: Geelani

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Srinagar, May 20, 2018: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has termed the Prime Minister Narindra Modi’s visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir mere military operation.

“Converting the whole city into an army garrison, curbing and curtailing the movement of common people, suffocating the whole nation and then sarcastically labeling the state of Jammu and Kashmir as the “Crown”, is nothing but to befool the people,” Geelani said in a statement issued today.

He said that Kashmir problem is not an issue of economic deprivation and perks and packages are not a solution to it. It is an issue concerning the basic and fundamental rights of more than 14 million humans- but beating the drum of “Development” as the only remedy for all the issues—looks not only unrealistic but insane as well.

Hurriyat Chairman said that Indian premier has deliberately shied away from the historical facts, he has not bothered to go through India’s own freedom movement.

“Had the economic reforms and development been able to lure the aspirants of freedom—India would have been contented with that glorious slavery,” Geelani added.

He further said that when our life and livelihood are not safeguarded, when our basic rights are drained, when more than 10 Lakh armed forces are threatening us, economic empowerment and Mega projects loose the worth.

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