Geelani justifies poll boycott call
“Mainstream Parties Give Legitimacy To New Delhi’s Rule’
Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani Monday made it clear that he has no animosity or acquaintance with any political party.
“For us there is no difference between National Conference or PDP, Congress or Communist Party. We extended boycott call to stop people from making New Delhi’s rule strong in Kashmir,” Geelani told CNS.
He alleged that all the mainstream parties are responsible for the miseries of Kashmiri people.
Reacting to the statement made by PDP leader Muzafar Hussain Baig that by calling for poll boycott separatists were doing no good to the people except helping National Conference, Syed Ali Geelani said that the Hurriyat (G) has got nothing to do with any pro-India party, be it NC or PDP, Congress or Communist party. “For us all are one and the same. These parties prove hands and arms for New Delhi here and they give legitimacy to its rule here,” Geelani said.
He said that Hurriyat (G) has extended boycott call to remind people of the sacrifices made by thousands of Kashmiris. “It is not the question of casting votes but the question of forgetting the sacrifices of our martyrs. People of Kashmir must not vote and should give a strong message to the world that they are not a part of the Indian system,” Geelani said. (CNS)