Geelani writes open letter to Indian Army in Kashmir

‘Please go home, time for you to read writing on the wall’

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani who is supposed to march tomorrow towards 15 corps Army Cantt., at Badami Bagh, if allowed by the authorities, has today written an open letter to the GOC in-charge asking him to vacate Jammu and Kashmir.

The copy of the letter lying with the Press Trust of Kashmir (PTK), reads: “People in Jammu and Kashmir and all over the world are urged to mail this letter to Army, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Navy, BSF, CRPF, ITBP and CISF.”

The full text of the letter by Geelani further reads: “Even though your actions have killed one lakh people, disappeared ten thousand and orphaned more than sixty thousand children to subdue us collectively and to make us surrender our fundamental right of freedom, yet the emotion of love and reverence that martyrdom of Commander Burhan Wani mobilized across and beyond Kashmir, should open your eyes.

The more you strike us down, the more we shall rise with renewed determination and vigour. We are in the process of liberating our minds and the days of freedom are in sight. This is the time for you to see the writing on the wall and think upon what you always intended to do and what it has presented you with always.

You thought your violence would kill our dreams for freedom. They have not. You thought our spirit would break; we would turn against each other. We will not. You have succeeded in murder, but not in the death of our dreams. Before more violence, before more sorrow, before more graves, we ask you to stop.

Ours is a rich and resilient culture. We are proud people whose hospitality has defined our history. We welcome guests, invited or uninvited, not invaders. We understand your deception, your psychological warfare. You will be tired of killing us; some day you might be horrified at what you have done to humanity. We will never tire of struggling for our history, for our future, our freedom. We will not forgive. We will not forget.

Since we believe, there must be some humanity left in your persons as sons, brothers, husbands, fathers and as people; we appeal you to lend solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir for our rightful self-determination, and the right of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be free. We call on your conscience to end the long chapter of deception, tyranny and death.

Therefore, we appeal and urge you to leave our land. Save your individual conscience and help your national soul with healing that only comes from acknowledgement and acceptance of truth, i.e. People of Jammu and Kashmir are not with India and will never be.”

“STOP VIOLENCE, GO HOME”
“INDIAN SOLDIERS, GO HOME”

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