Srinagar, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairperson, Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday expressed gratitude to government, people of Pakistan and army for their political, moral and unflinching support to people of J&K, “who are carrying on just struggle to achieve their inalienable right to self-determination”.
Paying tributes to ex Jama’at-e-Islami Chief, late Qazi Husain Ahmad for his supreme services for Kashmir cause, Geelani said that he was instrumental in celebrating this day in 1990 in solidarity with people of Kashmir and their freedom movement. He felicitated Pakistan establishment and influenced people of Pakistan for their active role for Kashmir freedom movement.
The Hurriyat patriarch said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are challenging a big power and Pakistan is the only country that acknowledges our right to self-determination and extends its persistent support.
“We are highly thankful to Pakistan for their categorical support, however, we hope Pakistan will play more effective and active role in this regard. Pakistan should activate all its embassies and highlight Kashmir issue and human rights violations in an operative method.”
Geelani in a statement said that Kashmir is internationally accepted issue and laid stress that Pakistan establishment should exhibit persistence and endurance and desist from its apologetic approach. “Pakistan is prime party to the issue and no lasting solution is possible without its active involvement. There is no need to show flexibility instead they need to exhibit their persistence and steadfastness,” said Geelani.
Syed Ali Geelani in his message, urged people of Pakistan to organise demonstrations in favour of people of Jammu & Kashmir for their right to self-determination and highlight dispute and the gross “human rights violations” being perpetrated by Indian troops in Kashmir.