Shun anti-Kashmir plans or face consequences’: Geelani warns Govt
SRINAGAR—The Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday alleged that communal forces were using the government machinery for implementation of RSS agenda that includes setting up of Sainik Colonies, creation of separate townships for migrant Kashmiri Pandits and implementation of New Industrial Policy.
“India is working on different plans to strengthen and prolong its control on Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP-PDP coalition government has accelerated the execution of these plans. The communal forces are using the government machinery for materialising the RSS agenda,” a spokesman of Hurriyat (G) quoted Geelani as saying while addressing the amalgam’s advisory council meeting here.
“Mehbooba Mufti and her party (PDP) are extending every help in execution of these communal agendas for the sake of chair. The recent statements of BJP leaders regarding Sainik Colonies have proven that Mehbooba, her cabinet ministers and some officials of civil administration are lying over the issue and are keeping people in dark. The circumstantial evidence indicates that Mehbooba and BJP had agreed on establishment of Sainik Colonies and the deal has de- liberately been kept hidden from the general public,” Geelani said.
On creation of separate townships for the Pandits, Geelani reiterated his party stand that no Kashmiri is opposing return of KPs to the Valley. “Both the communities lived in harmony in the past and they will continue to do so in the future. The policy makers of India want to divide the two communities along religious lines and project Kashmir as a communal issue,” Geelani said, adding that “Kashmir is not any Hindu-Muslim issue but a battle between an oppressor and the oppressed and we are fighting India because this country has snatched the freedom rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and we want that it (India) should fulfill its promises made with Kashmiris from time to time.”
Geelani has appealed to the Pandit community that they should not support any proposal or plan which will cut them off from the rest of the society and harm the brotherhood of the Kashmiri nation.
Rejecting outrightly the New Industrial Policy, Geelani said: “India wants to weaken the special status of Kashmir in every possible way and convert the Muslim majority into minority here. It wants to settle non-state subjects in J&K under different names and schemes and is trying to snatch the livelihood of Kashmiri traders and businessmen.”
Terming the announcement of the new medical colleges in the state as ‘lollipop’, Geelani said: “These colleges will admit non-local students and their condition will be like NIT Srinagar.”
“We warn the BJP-PDP coalition government that if they failed to halt the antiKashmir plans and misuse of the government machinery, it will trigger a sharp and serious reaction from the general public and they can sacrifice anything for their existence,” Geelani said. Today’s advisory council meeting was attended by the heads or the representatives of Muslim Conference, Muslim League, Mass Movement, People’s League, Muslim Democratic League, Democratic Political Movement, Kashmir Freedom Front, Islamic Political Party, Tehreek-eMazahamat, National Front, Freedom Party, Anjuman Share-i-Shian, Tehreek-e-Khawateen Kashmir, Tehreek-e-Wahadat-i-Islami, Jammu & Kashmir Insaf Party and Tehreeke-Hurriyat.—GK