Hurriyat-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has written a letter to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appreciating his country’s “recently adopted stand” regarding to the Kashmir issue on the occasion of Indo-Pak NSA level meeting.
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat-G to spokesman said that Geelani has in his letter to Sharief praised the recent stand of Pakistan and their support and advocacy of the “subjugated Kashmiri people” as “very encouraging for us”.
“It has added a new life to the freedom sentiments of the people of our nation. The entire world listened the echoes of the Kashmir dispute and they came to know the fact that Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan but it is the issue of the future of more than 13 million people who are struggling for their basic and birthrights from last six decades and they are the prime and principal party to the Kashmir dispute,” Geelani’s letter said.
He thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan Army and the people of that country “for showing unity over the Kashmir issue which helped them in adopting the strong stand on the occasion of NSA-level talks”.
While appealing Sharif for “maintaining consistency and firmness in their principled policies with regarding to Kashmir”, Geelani wrote that the “Kashmir is very important region with regard to its political, geographical and particular location and Indian forced occupation in this region can prove very detrimental for Pakistan itself.”
He said that “India is a growing imperialistic power and its expansionist designs are extremely dangerous. India not only wants to occupy and takeover Kashmir but this country is working on its long-pending project to establish its supremacy and dominance over the entire South Asian region.”
Geelani further wrote in the letter that “the freedom struggle of Kashmiri nation is actually linked to the defense of Pakistan and this struggle is as important for the people of Pakistan as it is for the Kashmiris.”
He said “the strong and stable Pakistan is the prerequisite for the resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspirations of its people and this factor cannot be neglected in any way.”
According to Hurriyat-G spokesman “Geelani advised the Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif Sahab that the process of strong cordial and brotherly relations with the neighboring countries Afghanistan and Iran should be accelerated and these three countries should work together on a joint platform.”
He said “t is the only way to stop the supremacy designs of India and this will also help in finding durable and lasting solution to the Kashmir dispute.”
According to the Hurriyat-G statement, on the directions of Geelani, “a top level Hurriyat delegation handed over this letter to the officials of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi on 1st September, who assured the delegation that the letter will be delivered to Prime Minister at the earliest.”