SRINAGAR: Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has said that the pro-freedom leadership has a strategic plan that would be disclosed at a proper juncture. In an interview to a local news agency, Geelani said the leadership has a strategic plan for carrying forward the peaceful struggle. “It will be made public at a proper time,” said Geelani who has a consistent stand on Kashmir.
The septuagenarian leader castigated the pro-India politicians saying: “They are the biggest hurdle for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.” He said the pro-India politicians were becoming a “cancer” for Kashmir resistance movement. “They (pro-Indian politicians) are strengthening the Indian occupation and helping the oppressors. They are working on the payrolls of New Delhi,” Geelani said.
“Pro-freedom leadership was not allowed to launch a boycott campaign and detained. So their voices could not reach the masses,” he said. Rejecting the notion that the popularity of pro-freedom leadership has declined after elections, Geelani said: “Pro-freedom leaders are the real representatives of the people. It is a wrong notion.”
Referring to the transfer of State’s land to the controversial Amarnath shrine board, Geelani said it provided a chance to the leadership to unite. “Right to self determination will always be the cornerstone of the struggle. Tripartite dialogue is the only acceptable process. Whenever there will be a dialogue, it will have to be Kashmir centric and result oriented,” said Geelani who is in Delhi for medical examination.
Defending the strike politics, Geelani said: “The innocent civilians have no other option to express their protest peacefully. Strike is the tool of the weak. Besides, the strike on January 26 has shown who real representatives of people are. The pro-freedom leadership is also aware about the problems people face.”
Challenging pro-India politicians, Geelani said: “If they are sincere then they should resign from their posts without wasting anytime. But they are the biggest hurdle in the freedom movement. We have the example of Abdullah family and Mufti family.”
He said that the new chief minister too is a puppet in the hands of New Delhi. “He is a puppet whose strings are in the hands of Indian military and the establishment at New Delhi,” he said. “The activists of Jama’at Islami did not vote. It is just to malign the image of the organization,” Geelani said about reports that Jama’at cadres voted in recent assembly elections.-SANA