Added on November 12, 2017 INS Correspondent
Geelani castigates Farooq for ‘Azadi no option’, ‘stale autonomy’ remarks
Srinagar: Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday castigates Farooq Abdullah, the former three-time chief minister, for his remarks that “Azadi was no option” for Jammu and Kashmir.
“People are offering sacrifices to achieve their right to self-determination and not for their stale theories or so-called autonomy,” said Geelani said in a statement issued here and asked Farooq to revisit annals of history. He said that Farooq was speaking against the wishes and aspiration of people.
The octogenarian leader said that “these power-hungry politicians always played deceit and these irresponsible and short-sighted people have always served the interests of their masters.”
“They are barefaced, follow their treacherous politics and never feel ashamed for their absurd statements,” said Geelani while blaming them for prevailing political uncertainty and chaos. He said that they should learn from history and see how their predecessors were humiliated and insulted by authorities in New Delhi.
Referring to history, Geelani advised Farooq to see how his predecessors were forced to beg for Chief Minister’s berth after being “sacked from Prime Ministers status.”
“It is an irony,” said Geelani and expressed surprise over his statement that these politicians are still following their “politics based on betrayal and deceit.”
“We are not pursuing power politics. Instead people are nourishing their sacred mission with blood and following genuine struggle for right to self-determination,” Geelani said.
Asking people to remain cautious about the conspiracies being hatched by these “Delhi groomed henchmen”, Geelani said, adding, “Since our genuine voices are being acknowledged and our right to self-determination is being credited by international community, hence they feel desperate, irritated and nervous.”
Haling people for their dedication and sense of sacrifice, he said that people are determined and won’t succumb to pressure tactics and will pursue their mission till the right of self-determination is achieved.