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Kashmir not only mishandled but manhandled too: Geelani

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Srinagar, October 06, 2018: Commenting on the recent statement of newly appointed governor of Jammu and Kashmir wherein he said that Kashmir has been mishandled by New Delhi, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that Kashmir has not only been mishandled but manhandled as well and governor’s acceptance vindicates our stand.

In a statement issued here today, Geelani said that right from 1947 the issue has been seen only through the prism of law and order, while as aspirations and emotions of people have always been ignored. He said that denial of the historical and ground realities and parroting the ‘Atoot Ang’ rhetoric was the biggest blunder, India made, giving birth to a tragedy which has engulfed more than three generations of a helpless nation.

Hurriyat chairman said that governor has accepted half of the reality because his assertion that people of Jammu and Kashmir have willfully and wishfully joined India is in contrast to the ground realities.

Commenting on governors statement about talks,  Geelani said that India was never interested in any meaningful and result oriented talks and whenever any such attempt was made from any quarter particularly Pakistan, it shied away on one or the other pretext.

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