“Indian government never officially invited us”
Geelani reacts to Rajnath’s statement
Srinagar, January 04, 2019: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani today said that Indian leadership has now openly admitted that pro-freedom leaders are the real representatives and main stakeholders of Kashmir and the issue cannot be resolved without them.
Reacting to the Home Minister’s statement in Parliament wherein he said that “if the doors would not have been shut by Hurriyat, Kashmir issue could have been resolved,” Geelani in a statement issued today said that rulers are very well aware of the fact that people’s aspiration, emotions and sentiments are represented by pro-freedom leadership.
“This acceptance of the ground realities should have culminated in practicality, when Indian leaders talk about “dialogue” to resolve the long pending dispute,” Geelani said.
Regarding Home Minister’s statement about the dialogue and shutting doors on Parliamentary Delegation, Hurriyat chairman said that Indian government never officially invited us, but at the same time blame us of rejecting it.
“It is not only shameful but speaks volumes about their truthfulness, sincerity and clarity. They tried to play a game of win only for them as they just wanted to discredit us as whether we accept their offer of dialogue which never came or we ignore their casual personal gestures,” he said.
He further said that sole intention of the delegation was to act as firefighting just to derail and fizzle out the momentum through these age old tactics, as they have been doing whenever Kashmiris stood up for their basic rights.
Hurriyat chairman said that we are fighting for a just cause and no oppressive measure can deter us from pursuing our path and our nation has proved it beyond doubt for last 71 years.