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Geelani concerned over loss of lives in border shelling

Srinagar, May 25: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Friday expressed his deep concern over the “loss of precious lives” in recent shelling on the line of control (LoC).
In a statement issued, Geelani said that unless Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of people, “the risk of collision between the two nuclear powers will be devastating not only for the region, but for the whole world.”
Geelani appealed to India and Pakistan to demonstrate “restraint and wisdom” and play a constructive role for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, which, he said, poses a threat to world peace.
Geelani blamed Indian authorities for their “stubborn attitude” and added that its forces have created mayhem and has turned the occupied state into butcher house. Geelani while hailing people for their commitment and determination said that despite atrocities perpetrated by forces, people are braving bullets and pellets, and this serves a message for occupiers that they can never cow down our aspirations or force us to submission.
Syed Ali Geelani suggested authorities to read writing on wall, saying their rhetoric about so-called development and construction of projects can never lure people, saying Sadak Pani Bijli and power projects are not solution for Kashmir Issue.
The valiant people of Kashmir have proved, time and again, that no amount of torture could dissuade them from pursuing their legitimate and inalienable right to self-determination, said Geelani.
“Despite India utilizing all its resources and military might during the last 70 years, the issue is there and not an iota of change seems to have happened on the ground, Geelani said and while hailing people for their exemplary sacrifices for ongoing freedom movement, Geelani said that people understand India and its puppets are exploiting and looting our resources.
Terming the Kashmir issue as bone of contention between India and Pakistan, Syed Ali Geelani said, “sincere steps were needed to resolve this dispute.” and while criticizing Indian authorities, Geelani alleged that their “narratives” reflect “negative and egoistic approach”, adding both nuclear countries must play their rightful role in facilitating a just and lasting solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with relevant UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.