Shun anti-Kash­mir plans or face con­se­quences’: Gee­lani warns Govt

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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