Gilani criticises Indian army’s ‘operation clean up’

Aug 18th, 2014 | Category: Kashmir News

In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has criticised the Indian Army’s “Operation Clean Up” terming it as an attempt to divert the attention from the basic issue of Kashmir.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar after chairing Executive body meeting of his forum at Hyderpora, said that the authorities were deliberately keeping the common people in the dark about the Tosa Maidan issue. “It is not being explained as to on what grounds is Indian army still occupying the said land and how much time will it take to vacate the land,” he questioned.

“The issues like the ambiguity present in the withdrawal of Army from the Tosa Maidan, expected Indo-Pak secretary level talks, continuous detention of all the political prisoners including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Raja Meraj-ud-din, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Amir Hamzah and brother of Fareeda Bahanji, were discussed in the meeting,” the statement added.

The statement further said, “it was agreed in the meeting that before the Indo-Pak secretary level talks, Syed Ali Gilani should meet the Pakistan High Commissioner in Delhi and convey the stand of the forum about the said dialogue.”

While commenting on this issue, Gilani said, “We are not against the dialogue process but we believe that until and unless Kashmir is not addressed as the core issue and this issue is not solved according to the wishes and aspirations of its people and according to its historical perspective, like the past, this dialogue will also fail to succeed and this will be a meaningless exercise.”

“In-front of us, the implementation of UN resolutions are the only practicable and democratic solution of this issue but the tri-parties talks can prove a good beginning to reach that level,” he added.

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