Political parties more concerned about votes than flood victims: Geelani

Lashing out at the mainstream political parties for being more concerned about the votes than flood victims, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today reiterated his appeal to the international human rights organizations, International Red Cross and Muslim Countries to come forward and help rebuild Kashmir.
“Since the Government of India and its proxies in Jammu Kashmir in form of politicians are only interested in occupying power even if it is attained on the graveyards of the Kashmiris, the international human rights organizations, Red Cross and Muslim Countries are required to extend their wholehearted help in rebuilding Kashmir that been devastated by the September floods,” said Geelani while addressing a meeting of Central Relief Committee held at Tehreek-e-Hurriyat headquarters, Hyderpora, here to take stock of the relief activities.
“Instead of helping and rehabilitating the flood victims, the pro-India politicians are striving hard to gain power by being more concerned about votes. Their callous and inhuman attitude has augmented our responsibilities towards the suffering masses. Hard winter has already set in and people are facing the shortage of shelter, warm beddings and cloths. Death, destruction and devastation on such a large scale have not melted the stone-hard hearts of these power mongers from Srinagar to Delhi. How can they face the grief-stricken masses and dare to campaign for their votes?,” the Hurriyat spokesman, in a statement today, quoted Geelani as saying.
“With our limited resources, we are trying hard to reach out to the victims from day one and all our units have already been converted into relief units but Delhi people and their pawns in Jammu and Kashmir are hell bent upon stopping us from doing so. Our people, from a common worker to the office bearers, are being arrested and the residences of most of them are continuously raided,” Geelani said.

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