Gen Rawat’s statement is an expression of brute mindset: Geelani


Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said  the recent statement of Army chief, General Bipin Rawat is an expression of the brute mindset based on military might.

He said that the 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.

“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 have always promoted and pampered “their stooges to act as their henchmen”.

Geelani further said that it is a fact that a million soldiers with latest weaponry and technological update cannot be defeated by a few youth with minimum and little ammunition.

“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,” he said.

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.

Army Cheif General Rawat during an interview had said that Kashmir youth will not get Azaadi (independence), come what may.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference has 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, Hurriyat said.

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