Srinagar, May 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has said that the recent remarks of the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat reveal his arrogant attitude. The Army Chief had said that Azadi is not possible and it will never happen and that Kashmiri youth cannot fight the Indian armed forces.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said, it is a fact that ten lac army personnel with latest weaponry and technological update cannot be defeated by a few youth with minimum and little ammunition but it is also a fact that this military might has been kept engaged by these few people for the last several years and the army has to hide behind the human shield while fighting them.
Terming the Indian Army Chief’s statement as reflection of his arrogance and brute mindset based on military might, the APHC Chairman said, “These top ranked soldiers of India forget the historical facts that peaceful and sincere sentiment of a nation can never die down under the barrel of gun.”
He asked the Army Chief to go through the pages of history. “British army also threatened Indians when they were holding the reins of power in India, American sarcastically said same to Vietnamese and in recent past Russians also tried to hold the territory of Afghanistan with same rhetoric, but history stands testimony to the fact that all these powers were dashed to ground,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir, in his statement in Srinagar said, “It is really sad that one of the biggest military powers of the world is threatening the innocent people of Kashmir who are fighting peacefully the 10 lac Indian soldiers and showing their resistance against India by scarifying their lives, their properties and their generations for the scared cause of freedom.”
The High Court Bar Association of occupied Kashmir in a statement denounced the remarks of the Indian Army Chief. It said that the Kashmiri people were only asking for the implementation of the United Nations resolutions, which guaranteed them the right to self-determination, the exercise of which had also been promised to them by the Indian leaders, right from Karamchand Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru to Atal Behari Vajpayee.
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