Indians have right to decide if they want Hindu Rashtra, can’t thrust it on Muslims, says Geelani

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Srinagar: Commenting over the recent statement of BJP leader Surinder Sigh wherein he has said that “India will be a Hindu ‘Rashtra’ by 2024”, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that it invalidates the rhetoric and parroting of local stooges, about India being a “largest democracy”.

Geelani added that it is quite shocking that they don’t even feel ashamed of distorting facts about so called instrument of accession.

“India is heading towards becoming a Hindu Rashtra, and towards fascism,” said Geelani, adding “it serves as an eye-opener and a big blow for all pro-India parties and their local henchmen. They are even justifying this on wrong assertions and distorting historical facts.”

Geelani said that Indians have every right to decide the political structure of their country but in no case, have any right to thrust their choice over Muslim community and other minorities living in India.

Referring to historical facts about partition, Geelani said that Indian politicians are following deceit and double standard, saying that the ruling parties and politicians in India are unwilling to accept the historical veracity.

Geelani said that denying harsh realities won’t serve any purpose or help and while laying stress for greater transparency and following ethics in politics, and instead exemplary courage and honest approach will lead to right destination.

“New Delhi and its rulers,” Geelani said, “themselves are in a fix and even inadvertently acknowledge the two-nation theory.”

Denying that Kashmir is a part of India, Geelani said that so far as our geographical, cultural and religious affiliations are concerned, we are in no way a part of India, adding that people in state never accepted the so-called instrument of accession.

“Both India and Pakistan are nuclear countries and any flare up can prove extremely detrimental, which not only threatens South Asia but all the world.”

Geelani asked all pro- India political parties to shun hypocritical approach and desist from safronizing their politics and avoid any attempt to tinker 35A or alter Muslim majority character of state, saying that people have rendered ‘unparalleled sacrifices’ for the ‘sacred freedom’.

Geelani appealed to the people to boycott the upcoming Panchayat polls, saying the central and state governments have been using such elections to hoodwink the international community.


(With inputs from CNS)

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