Geelani Says Not Averse to Dialogue But “Meaningless Exercise”

Syed Geelani said he won’t participate in any meaningless exercise which is not aimed at solving the Kashmir issue.

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Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani at a rally. (Photo: PTI)

Hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who literally shut the doors of his residence on a group of MPs few days back, said on Thursday that he was not against dialogue but will not participate in any “meaningless exercise” which is not aimed at solving the Kashmir issue.

Addressing public gatherings telephonically at Panzan-Chadoora and Nasrullahpora, the separatist leader said:

The Home Minister visited Kashmir twice (before leading an all party delegation) but did not talk about the steps for resolution of Kashmir issue.

He termed Rajnath Singh’s visit to the state as an exercise to pass time. He also accused the Centre and the PDP-BJP government of Kashmir of unleashing a “rein of terror” on the people instead of taking into account the “unmatched sacrifices” rendered by them.

The government says help us in restoring peace but the fact of the matter is that it is the government which is responsible for deteriorating the situation...peace will restore automatically when the government stops brutalities on the people... Those who are disturbing the peace are seeking help for restoration of peace.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Leader of Hurriyat

Geelani talked about the historic background of the Kashmir issue and said “we want fulfilment of the promises made by Indian leaders to the people of Kashmir and the world.”

(With inputs from IANS)

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