Army Chief’s statement ‘arrogant’: Geelani

Suggests him to go through pages of history

Srinagar, May 11: Repeated statements by Army and police has at least confirmed our stand that state of Jammu and Kashmir is s police state, governed and managed by men in uniform and they often make announcements beyond their professional domain, while the political veil are only mute collaborators just to cut the ribbons of inauguration or nod their heed in assertive of these statements.
Commenting on the recent statement of Army chief, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani said that it is arrogant, egoistic and expression of the brute mindset based on military might, but these 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 always promoted and pampered their stooges to act as their henchmen.
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.
Geelani, suggesting the Army Chief to go through the pages of history, said that British army also threatened Indians when they were holding the reins of power in India, American sarcastically said same to Vietnamese and in recent past Russians also tried to hold the territory of Afghanistan with same rhetoric, but history stands testimony to the fact that all these arrogant occupiers were dashed to ground along with their military and weaponry might.