SRINAGAR, July 15 (SABAH): All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, has said that “95 percent people in Jammu and Kashmir want independence from India” and asked New Delhi to withdraw its forces to know aspirations of people about their political destiny.
“I ridicule the claims of New Delhi that people of Jammu and Kashmir want to stay with India. 95 percent of population in state want independence from India and challenging Indian authorities. Let India withdraw its forces and it will let them know the aspiration of people about their political destiny,” Geelani said in a statement.
“I want to make it clear that war is neither option nor a solution. All issues can be resolved through dialogue only. We stress that resolution passed in UNO be implemented in letter and spirit and let people decide their future course of political destiny of state,” he said.
Geelani denounced the attack on Yatries and saying “we seriously condemn this.”
Referring to teachings of Islam, he said “we hail human values as Islam teaches us to uphold and respect ethics and human lives.”
Hailing youth for their exemplary and sympathetic approach towards injured Yatries, he said that “it is what Islam teaches us.”
“Tyranny and oppression have touched heights in Kashmir and all rights and liberties of people have disappeared. Six lakh people were martyred since last seventy years and more than six hundred graveyards stand testimony that people in state are facing worst type of tyranny from forces,” Geelani said.
“Our ten thousand youth disappeared in forces custody and in nook and corner of state there are more than 7600 unmarked graves and nobody known about those buried in these graves,” he added.
‘We pay our heartfelt tributes to all martyrs and especially those slain on 13th July 1931. They sacrificed their precious lives to save us from slavery, brutality, oppression and imperialism,” he said.