‘Deliberate delay tantamount to vindictive mindset’
Expressing concern and anguish over the delay in rehabilitation of flood victims even after completion of one year of September 2014 devastating flood, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said Delhi is deliberately subjecting Kashmiris to the ‘vengeance and they want us to beg for everything.’
He said at the time of formation of government in alliance with that BJP, PDP cited reasons that this alliance will help the state in obtaining sufficient financial assistance from New Delhi government and will stabilize the economic condition of Jammu & Kashmir.
In a statement Geelani said this claim however proved to be a hoax and instead of extending any type of help, New Delhi wants to further ‘tighten its grip over the leftover natural resources of the state.’
After having detailed meeting with the leaders and officials of the Kashmir Economic Alliance at his Hyderpora residence on Sunday, Geelani said worst sufferers of September 2014 flood fury was the trader community and we fully understand their problems.
“We also know that how India under a planned manner wants to break the backbone of the economy of Jammu & Kashmir. They actually want to take revenge from us that Kashmiris are openly and publicly opposing the control of India over Kashmir and despite facing so many hardships at the hands of India, they did not surrender the demand for right to self determination,” Geelani said.
Addressing the traders’ community, Geelani said we are prepared to bear any type of loss but ‘won’t bow before India’. The traders’ community informed Geelani about their problems and difficulties and how are they ‘humiliated and harassed’ by New Delhi as well as the state government.
The officials of the Kashmir Economic Alliance who participated in the meeting include Chairman Showkat Ahmad Chaudhary, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Yousuf Chappry, Jan Mohammad Koul, Mohammad Sadiq Ronga, Shaikh Mohammad Yousuf and Dr. Mushtaq while as Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Secretary Public Relations Altaf Ahmad Shah, district president Srinagar and Ganderbal Raja Mehraj-ud-din, personal secretary of Syed Ali Geelani Peer Saifullah and Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar were also present on the occasion.