Srinagar: Asserting that Kashmir issue was becoming more â€œdangerous and complexâ€ with each passing day, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani Wednesday flayed India for adopting Â its â€œtraditional policy of force and intimidation to muzzle the voice of Kashmiris.â€
â€œEven after 64 years India seems to have no option other than force and wants to solve an issue which is getting more dangerous and complex with each passing day through the barrel of gun. But New Delhi has failed to see that Kashmirisâ€™ resolve for freedom cannot be broken , and for the past six decades India has only succeeded in enforcing a temporary silence of the graveyard here through arrests, torture, killings and other acts of terror,â€ Geelani said in a statement issued to .
Geelani said the state governmentâ€™s â€œsubservient and puppet roleâ€ had been proven when, according to him, New Delhi had â€œtrashedâ€ the National Conference Working Committeeâ€™s resolution regarding release of political prisoners in July.
â€œThe fact is that the Indian home ministry is running the affairs of the state and the sole purpose of the so called state government is to provide cover to Indiaâ€™s atrocities in Kashmir and hoodwink the world into believing that Kashmir has a democratically elected government,â€ he said.
Reiterating the call for one hour protest after Friday prayers on January 14 and complete strike on January 15, Geelani said â€œcalling protests and strikes is not our hobby but the only way of registering protest against oppression.â€