Youth May Resort To 1990 Ways: Geelani

Youth May Resort To 1990 Ways: Geelani

18 June 2012
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Terming the alleged government policy of suppressing people’s peaceful struggle as dangerous, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday warned that youth of the State will be compelled to recourse to 1990 ways if the government continues to deny political space to separatists. “The government has failed to provide due political space to separatists. I am making it clear if the government continues to suppress peaceful struggle of people, they (youth) will be left with no alternative but to resort to the ways of 1990,” Geelani said while addressing a press conference at his Hyderpora residence today. He said if they don’t change their policies, nobody can tell what means the youth may resort to. Terming the killings based on ideological differences as murder of humanity, Geelani categorically condemned political killings. He held Chief Minister Omar Abdullah responsible for the killings of youth during three years of summer agitations. “Being the unified command head, the chief minister is responsible for the killings of youth during 2008 to 2010 agitations. An international tribunal should be set up which can try cases against the Chief Minister”, he said. Castigating mainstream parties, Hurriyat (G) chairman said their prime concern is their vote bank. “The mainstream parties talk about resolution of Kashmir issue only to help their vote banks. They are in favour of status quo which allows them to reap maximum personal benefits”. He also said the courts and judiciary are not independent and as such they cannot be relied upon. He condemned the alleged desecration of Holy Quran at Bandipora and congratulated the people for raising their voices aginst it. Geelani alleged that natural resources like forests, water, minerals etc of the state are being exploited by occupational forces. “People should remain vigilant in wake of cultural aggression of occupational powers,” he said. He strongly condemned the police seizure of the house of Peoples League Chairman Khan Sopori at Chanapora, Srinagar.