Army Chief’s statement reflexes arrogance: Geelani
Srinagar, May 11: Commenting on the recent statement of Army chief, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said the statement reflexes arrogance, egoistic and expression of the brute mindset based on military might”. “These top ranked soldiers of India forget the historical facts that peaceful and sincere sentiment of a nation can never die down under the barrel of Gun,” he said. “It should be more than clear to these rulers that our movement is not a campaign for any emoluments, perks or privileges, nor is it to make a way to the power corridors. It is a mass movement representing the uprising against the unrealistic, undemocratic and unjustified occupation by India. It is a natural and realistic movement nourished by the blood and honor of our people. And any such movement is deemed to reach to its logical conclusion, no matter how and when,” said Geelani. He said that Indian rulers always promoted and pampered their stooges to act as their henchmen. Geelani further said that it is a fact that 10 lakh army with latest weaponry and technological update cannot be defeated by a few youth with minimum and little ammunition, but it is also a fact that this military might has been kept engaged by these few people for the last 30 years and the Indian army is so afraid of these boys that they have to hide behind the human shield while encountering them. Hurriyat chairman said “as a nation we can’t even think of surrender or submission. We would prefer to vanish but never accept and legitimize the forceful occupation.” He said that armed forces, with all its impunity and thick layer of protective laws, fail to combat the surge of the people. “Operation all Out”, “epidemic of dead eyes” and calibrations on more than a dozen deaths in a day too has proved futile. Geelani, suggesting the Army Chief to go through the pages of history, said that British army also threatened Indians when they were holding the reins of power in India, American sarcastically said same to Vietnamese and in recent past Russians also tried to hold the territory of Afghanistan with same rhetoric, but history stands testimony to the fact that all these arrogant occupiers were dashed to ground along with their military and weaponry might. Hurriyat Chairman said that we pray and hope that our oppressor and occupier meets the same fate if it prolongs our slavery and encourages brutalities and iron fist as the only remedy. Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference lashed out the state administration and police for again barring its chairman Syed Ali Geelani from offering congregational Friday prayers today, terming it as “interference in the religious affairs.” “Syed Ali Geelani could not attend the Friday congregational prayers today due to his continuous house arrest, Huriyat said.