Srinagar, May 16 : Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “fresh bid to befool” the Indian electorate by describing the situation in West Bengal as more volatile than that of Jammu and Kashmir saying this amounts to adding salt to the wounds of the people of Kashmir.
Geelani in a statement issued asked Prime Minister why the West Bengal is not declared a disturbed territory. “Why it is not handed over to Indian military? Why POTA, AFSPA, PSA, ULA like draconian laws are not implemented and people of Bengal (God save them) get killed, maimed, incarcerated and the like as happens in Jammu and Kashmir as an in-alienated part of their miserable life,” he asked.
Hurriyat (G) chairman “for the sake of pure love for the humanity” urged Indian intellectuals and “people of conscience” like Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha, Tapan Bose etc along with the UNHRC, ICRC and Amnesty International to ascertain the “grave violation of human rights situation” in Jammu and Kashmir and prevail upon Indian leadership not to hoodwink their people and the international community by “falsely” proving Kashmir as a safe haven for human life.
He said Government of India is suffering from arrogance of military might and is “unleashing a reign of terror by frequently using all methods of oppression and repression” in Kashmir.
Geelani said Kashmir is an international issue brought forth by India on the tables of UN. He asked New Delhi “not to play politics on this sensitive issue for petty electoral gains”.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) chairman has condemned the government order of not seeking admission in educational institutions of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK).
Geelani demanded early intervention by United Nation Organizations to help resolve the sensitive Kashmir issue in the larger interest of the peace and progress of the whole South Asia.