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Geelani pays tributes to militants killed in Pulwama

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Srinagar, December 29:  Paying tributes to the militants killed in Pulwama gunfight, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani blamed Indian leaders that their unrealistic attitude is the sole reason for this unabated bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat chairman said that Indian leaders are responsible for this grim situation in valley and their unrealistic approach is the basic cause of human tragedy and it is the reason that our youth are losing their precious lives, said Geelani in a statement issued today.

Citing the example of the recent interview of Indian former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yeshwant Sinha, wherein he said “Use of force to quell rebellion in Kashmir is the state policy of India” and “we hold on to Jammu and Kashmir only by dint of the fact that we have our armed forces there”, Syed Ali Geelani said that right from 1947 the Kashmir issue has been seen only through the prism of military might, while as aspirations and emotions of people have always been ignored.

He said that Indian leadership’s 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 Indian former minister has accepted the hard reality.

“Had these assertions not been right then more than a million forces with latest weaponry would have not be patrolling every street here, then draconian laws like AFSPA, PSA, and Disturbed Area Act etc. would not have been enforced, every patch of land here would not have been soaked in blood of Kashmiris,” said Geelani.

He advised Indian politicians to shun their ego and stubbornness, accept the ground realities and come forward to address this basic issue according to the wishes and aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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