Terming the recommendations of the Pakistani Parliamentary Panel that “Pakistan should avoid encouraging the Kashmiri Mujahideens and take actions against them” as unfair and unjustified, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that the groups busy in the freedom struggle of Kashmir have nothing to do with the terrorism but they are struggling for the just and genuine demand of right to self determination for their nation and this factor was present in every freedom movement of the world including the freedom struggle of India. He said that the Kashmiri youths have not opted for the armed struggle just out of any amusement or fun but it is the rigid and stubborn policy of India with regarding to the Kashmir issue which has given birth to this situation and due to which the precious human lives in Jammu and Kashmir are losing continuously. In a statement to KNS, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said that the recommendations of the Parliamentary Panel headed by member parliament Awais Ahmad Leghari depicts a apologetic policy and it can’t be named more than this that it is an attempt to appease India. He said that God forbid if government of Pakistan will act on these recommendations and took any action against the Kashmiri youths, it will be the follow-up of American policies which they experienced in Afghanistan. America at first projected the Afghan and Arab youths as Mujahideens and used them against the Soviet Union and when he finished his work, the same Mujahideens of yesterday were slapped with terrorist labels and were dragged to Gantanamo and Abu. Syed Ali Geelani however expressed hope that Pakistan will not turn its eyes away from with the Kashmiris and they will continue to support them on political, diplomatic and moral levels. Syed Ali Geelani advised the rulers of Pakistan that instead of taking any hasty decision, they should try to convene the world that the Kashmir struggle has nothing to do with the global terrorism. Kashmir is a human, political and indigenous nature of issue and the people of this region are struggling for their birth and basic right that is right to self determination. While referring to the history of Kashmir issue, Syed Ali Geelani said that Kashmiris are the peace loving people. Kashmiris have used peaceful means to continue their freedom struggle for 40 years and with the beginning of 21st century in 2008 and 2010, the Kashmiri people came out in lakhs on roads to show their inner and tried to attract the attention of the international community towards their sufferings. The pro-freedom leader however said that the middle phase of the freedom struggle of Kashmir which begun after 1989 and in which the youths of Kashmir picked up gun, happened only due to the rigid and stubborn approach of Indian government. India never recognized the peaceful struggle of the Kashmiri people and always used its military might to suppress this struggle. Thousands of innocent Kashmiris have been killed just for demanding the fulfillment of those promises which India had made with the people of Kashmir on national and international levels and of which its leadership later backtracked. Hurriyat (G) chairman in his statement to KNS assured that if the world community will take serious steps in resolving the Kashmir issue and will provide Kashmiris a chance to decide their future, every Kashmiri whether he is individual or group, political or armed, everybody will cooperate in every respect in that peaceful process and will not violate the action plan which will be agreed upon between India, Pakistan, world community and the Kashmiris. Syed Ali Geelani said that the most desirous and most needful to see the peace and prosperity in the region are the Kashmiris itself. They are the worst hit of this instability and uncertainties which is prevailing in this region due to the lingering of Kashmir issue. The Kashmiri leader however said that the keys for peace in the Kashmir and the entire South Asian region lie with India and if they wish, no hindrance will occur in any kind of peace process. If India will show any kind of sincerity and cooperate in resolving the Kashmir issue in and accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people, then every kind of disorder and disharmony prevailing in the region will definitely end.
2015 Kashmir Despatch