India wants Kashmiris to die of starvation, thinks poverty will bring down freedom sentiments: Geelani

Srinagar: Kashmir’s pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani on Monday accused the ‘policy makers of New Delhi’ of forcing people to ‘die of starvation’ saying that they think the poverty will ‘bring down’ the freedom sentiments of Kashmiri people.

“The fanatic and communal rulers of India are very much satisfied with the situation in Kashmir and they want the people of Kashmir to struggle for decades for their rehabilitation and they will be forced to live a miserable life,” Geelani said in a statement. “They are of the view that the poverty will bring down the freedom sentiments of Kashmiris and they will compromise over the Indian slavery.”

Geelani, however said that these people are living in the “fool’s paradise” and they should be knowing that this attitude of India during and after the floods have strengthened the resolve of the people of Kashmir and have vindicated their belief that India “only wants land and they have nothing to do with the difficulties of the people”.

The Hurriyat Chairman said that the heavy destruction caused in the Azad Jammu & Kashmir due to the earthquake in 2005 was compensated within a few years and it all happened ‘because of the international aid and Pakistan government freely allowed that relief’. He said that the policy of India is contrary to that and they do not want the international aid to reach the flood affected people of Jammu & Kashmir.