Geelani Tells Pak Not To Engage With India For Now

Geelani Tells Pak Not To Engage With India For Now

29 March 2014
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Terming the Track-II type of secret dialogue a futile exercise, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has categorically rejected any solution within the constitution of India and said he hopes that Pakistan will also focus on the United Nations resolutions instead of any out of box solution. He advised Islamabad to stay away from every such agreement with India which will harm the Kashmir cause. Geelani in a statement issued from New Delhi said that disputes and issues are at last solved through dialogue but until India accepts the disputed nature of Kashmir till then dialogues are a meaningless exercise and they will not yield anything. According to the statement Geelani said this in a telephonic address to an international conference on Kashmir in Pakistan. He said that the Kashmir is an international dispute and not only 1.5 crore Kashmiris are suffering by this dispute but it is also the reason behind the instability and political uncertainty in the whole South Asian region. The huge and only hurdle in solving this long pending dispute is the rigid and stubborn policy of India and this country want to solve this issue with its state power and military might instead of international resolutions and agreements. Geelani said that India want to bury the Kashmir issue by taking the benefit of Pakistan's internal problems, so it is not the right time for the talks with India. He said that the dialogues are held when the both parties are equal in status and this time Pakistan is not in a position to held talks with India, because the internal as well as external issues have over burdened this country. Saying that the success of Kashmiris was certain, octogenarian leader said that the freedom struggle of any nation is not time bound.