India can’t deny legitimacy, authenticity of UN resolution: Geelani
Srinagar Jan 04: Hurriyat conference was scheduled to organize the seminar titled “Kashmir Problem in the light of Right to Self-determination” where prominent religious scholars, intellectuals and pro-freedom leaders were invited to speak. However, the statement issued said that a large contingent of police deployed on Airport Road here prevented the participants and journalists, besides Hurriyat activists, from entering Geelani’s residence, the venue for the seminar. “Police disallowed a seminar of the Hurriyat Conference here by blocking all roads leading to the venue, and Syed Ali Geelani who is continuously under house detention,” the statement said, adding that the authorities also put Mirwaiz Mohd Umer Farooq and Mohd Ashraf Sehrai under house arrest, while as Mohammad Yasin Malik was arrested and shifted to central jail Srinagar. Besides other Huriyat leaders including Gh Ahmad Gulzar, Molvi Bashir Irfani, Mohd Yusuf Naqash, Mohd Yasin Ataie and Syed Imtiyaz Hyder were detained and lodged in different police stations. Huriyat strongly denouncing curbs on political activities and warned of dire consequences, saying that Delhi groomed henchmen in state are implementing RSS agenda. Hurriyat condemned the ‘illogical move’ of police to disallow to hold the seminar, saying it is undemocratic and worst form dictatorial rule and added that government is denying us the right to hold even academic events”. Geelani said that India cannot deny the legitimacy and authenticity of UN resolution as these stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided. “UN resolutions form basics and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Geelani. While commenting over the resolution passed on 5th January 1949, Hurriyat Chairman said that even after seven decades these resolutions are a viable and provide a peaceful and durable solution for this vexed and long-standing issue. Expressing his dismay over the role of UNO, Pro-freedom leader said that it is painful that this institution failed to implement its resolutions. “It is unfortunate that it couldn’t contain the arrogant forces like India which is trampling all ethics in Jammu and Kashmir and resulting continuous uncertainty in whole sub-continent,” said Geelani. Pro-freedom leader said that on January 5, 1949 resolution accepted in UN is a clear binding on both India and Pakistan to fulfill their commitment of resolving Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspiration of the people through a peaceful referendum. Geelani said that these resolutions guarantee the right to freedom and other political rights to everyone irrespective of his faith and religion. Geelani said that it is very unfortunate that India is denying our right and suppressing our aspirations with its military might. Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan, Hurriyat Chairman said that if UN can settle these issues, what is the reason that the longest pending issue is ignored and brushed under carpet. Pro-freedom leader said that non-resolution of Kashmir is bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and if UN fails to play its role in solving this grave human issue not only Indo-Pak subcontinent but global peace and stability is under sever threat which may culminate in the world’s biggest human catastrophe.