Govt keeping people in dark over Tosamaidan firing range: Hurriyat (G)
Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday hit out at the state government accusing it of keeping people in dark over Tosamaidan firing range.
The Tosamaidan issue was discussed in the conglomerate’s executive body meeting held at its Hyderpora headquarters here. The meeting chaired by party chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, “government is deliberately keeping the common people in the dark about the Tosamaidan issue.”
“It is not being explained that on what grounds is Indian army still occupying the said land and how much time will they take to vacate the land,” said Geelani according to a party statement.
“The Operation clean up is actually an attempt to divert the attention from the basic issue otherwise army doesn’t want to leave that place and the state government also doesn’t have such a courage that they will adopt a clear stand upon this issue,” he said.
He asked the members of the executive body to closely monitor this issue. “Until the Army doesn’t completely withdraw from that area, Hurriyat will continue to gather public consensus against this issue and if need arises we will launch a movement with the people of that area against the presence of army there,” he said.
The members agreed that before the Indo-Pak secretary level talks, Geelani should meet the Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi and convey the stand of Hurriyat on the dialogue.
“We are not against the dialogue process but we believe that until and unless Kashmir is not addressed as the core issue and resolved according to the wishes, this dialogue will also fail to succeed and this will be a meaningless exercise,” he said.
The meeting also condemned the continuous detention of all the political prisoners including Masarat Alam Bhat, Raja Mehraj-ud-din, Muhammad Yousuf Falahi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Amir Hamzah and brother of Fareeda Bahanji.