Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has said that no talks are possible with India unless it accepts Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory.
According to media sources, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar warned that Kashmir was passing through a crucial period where the lives, dignity, properties, faith, uniqueness and everything of the Kashmiri people was at stake. “Do or die situation has evolved for us. These forces won’t allow us to live free unless we follow their faith and change our outlook as per their dictates,” he said while refereeing to fanatical forces of India and their aggressive and rigid attitude. “We’ll never beg for talks,” the APHC Chairman said, adding that the authorities in Delhi were irrational, following fanatical dogma and lack political understanding. He was reacting to the statements of Indian minister, Venkaiah Naidu, and other BJP leaders. Terming these statements ridiculous, he said that Hurriyat leadership had never asked to hold talks, which meant that denial of these talks by Indian leaders carried no sense and was just a mockery. “We will never talk with those pursuing their fanatical ideology and we will never surrender,” he added. Syed Ali Gilani said that Kashmir, where people were pursuing their right to self-determination, had remained unresolved for seven decades. He ridiculed the Indian authorities for their unrealistic and arrogant attitude and said that they and their puppet administration had waged a war against the people of occupied Kashmir. “They are looking at the issue through the prism of their fanatical ideology and as a conflict between Hindu and Muslim communities,” he said. The APHC Chairman strongly condemned these fanatical authorities and said that they derived joy while butchering Muslims. “Under a well-thought-out plan and under the garb of law and order, these extremist forces feel free to carry out genocide in Kashmir. The sole aim of authorities in New Delhi is to turn India into a Hindu Rashtra. We will never budge in front of such dogmatic elements,” he added. Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani, who himself is under house detention for the past several years, in a separate statement strongly denounced the continued house arrest and detention of resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider and Muhammad Yasin Attai. He also expressed concern about the suspension of class work in educational institutions and said that the puppet authorities had unnecessarily announced closure of educational institutions thus marring the career of students.