Geelani warns India against pursuing inimical industrial policy
SRINAGAR—The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, has strongly warned Indian authorities against execution of so-called Industrial Policy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Syed Ali Geelani in a statement issued in Srinagar Tuesday said that pro-freedom leadership would work out a joint strategy after Eid-ul-Fitr if the reservations of the Kashmiris were not addressed over the new industrial policy.
He categorically mentioned that Jammu and Kashmir would never be allowed to be converted into Palestine. The APHC Chairman also criticized pro-India Kashmiri politicians for surrendering Kashmiris’ interests to India. Syed Ali Geelani was responding to the disclosure made by the authorities that 545 industrial units had been established by non-locals in the territory.
The Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar expressed the hope that Pakistan and India would associate the people of Kashmir with dialogue process for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Hurriyet leaders Yasmeen Raja, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, noted religious scholar Qazi Yasir, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League and United Jihad Council in their separate statements urged the people of Islamabad to boycott the so-called by-elections in the district to be held tomorrow. They said that the elections, which are, held under the shadow of gun had no credibility.
A special event was jointly organized by the World Muslim Congress and Youth Forum for Kashmir in Geneva to remember the rising star of Kashmir cricket, Naeem Butt, who was killed by Indian army personnel two months ago.—GK