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Delhi has no right to celebrate January 26 in JK: Geelani

Srinagar, Jan 24: Hurriyat (g) Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday claimed that “Delhi has no right to celebrate January 26 in Jammu Kashmir as the presence of military has tormented all ethics of human and international norms.”

Hurriyat chairman in a statement said that “Delhi has virtually stand exposed in Jammu and Kashmir and is trampling all basic and fundamental rights since last seven decades”.

 

The spokesman quoting Geelani while referring to UN charter said that they guarantee the basic and fundamental rights and this institution has obviously called to seek the people’s verdict through plebiscite and has asked to ascertain their wish with regards to political destiny of state and even India in its pledge has confirmed to honour and seek the people’s verdict through plebiscite.

“Despite being a signatory to these resolutions, India backtracked from its commitment and not providing this opportunity to people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Spokesman quoted Geelani as saying.

The senior separatist leader stressed, school going children, their parents and teachers to stay away from all these celebrations and asked to realize their obligations towards the nation.

Hurriyat (g) chairman strongly condemned the arrest of pro-freedom leaders, activists and youth including Molvi Bashir Irfani, Bilal Siddiqui, Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, Abdul Rashid Lone, Hakeem Javed, Bilal Ahmad Shah, Abdul Rouf ahead of 26 January, said that Indian republic day comes with the miseries for the Kashmiri people.

Paying tributes to the militants killed during an encounter in Baramulla gunfight, Geelani said that the youth are sacrificing their precious lives for a greater cause to serve the nation and they are duty-bound to carry their mission to its logical end.

Meanwhile, remembering the Handwara and Kupwara massacres, Geelani said that People were peacefully protesting against the highhandedness of forces when they were showered with bullets from all around.