Geelani Flays ‘quiet Dialogue’ Model

1 November 2009
Rising Kashmir
Hakeem Irfan

Srinagar: Flaying Delhi’s “Quiet Diplomacy” initiative, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Saturday said the model is aimed at forcing a compromised solution on people of Jammu and Kashmir against their aspirations, sacrifices and over six-decades long struggle. “Quite diplomacy is secret diplomacy where few people will decide things and force a solution on people of Jammu and Kashmir against their aspirations, sacrifices and 62 year struggle,” said Geelani while addressing book release function of the second volume of his book ‘Rooh-i-Deen-Ka-Shinasa Iqbal’ at his Hyderpora residence. He said people of India, Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, will not be made aware of any such ‘indoor’ happenings. “Some people here have also shown interest in ‘quiet diplomacy’ just to save their political career. They think if they do talking in open, it might affect their political standing,” he said. Urging people to remain steadfast to their cause, Geelani said, “If a slave nation backtracks even an inch from its stand, it can never achieve its goal. If it backtracks, then it will have to compromise again and again without any results.” He said, “Through quiet diplomacy, India thinks that it can buy every leader and individual here like they did with Sheikh Abdullah. But we have to break their belief, show national character and set an example for progeny.” Stating that freedom is destined for the nation, he said, “Like British had no option but to leave India in 1947, same will happen with India. At present the communal forces in India are stuck in their ‘national interest’ bog. However, India will be forced to resolve the Kashmir as per wishes and aspirations of people”. Geelani said, “Some people here say three generations have been consumed in the struggle and the next generation should not see the conflict. Are they trying to convey that sacrifices were useless and we should go for some sort of arrangement now?” Reiterating that the struggle will be peaceful, he said, “It is peoples movement and not just of Syed Ali Geelani. It will continue even after my death.” The Hurriyat (G) chairman accused India of cultural aggression. “India wants to change the mindset and culture here. They are using colleges and universities as its tool. It is a kind of oppression aimed to dilute our identity,” he said. Asking Pakistan not to dilute their national stand on Kashmir, the octogenarian leader said, “Pakistan should not enter in any deal, compromise or agreement on Kashmir issue. They should not show any kind of leniency in their stand.”