No Islamic State in Kashmir, such talk helps defame freedom struggle: Hurriyat chairman

Reacting to the IS statement that Pakistan army has used Kashmir for its own ends, Geelani said Pakistan army has been solidly behind the people and “freedom struggle” of Kashmir.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: January 24, 2016 7:13 am
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A day after the Islamic State (IS) said it would ‘reclaim’ Kashmir from India, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said Saturday that the terror outfit has no presence in the region but its statement could provide New Delhi with a tool to “defame the freedom struggle” of Kashmiris.

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“There are no chances of the presence of Daesh (IS) in this region… But such statements can provide a tool for India and they will try in every possible way to defame the just and genuine struggle of Kashmiri people,” he said.

Questioning the timing of the statement, Geelani said, “India is trying hard to link the freedom struggle of Kashmir with terrorism and the statement by the Daesh at this moment is very meaningful… policy makers of New Delhi have already started to play the Daesh card against Muslim youths in India and now they want to extend this circle to Kashmir…to serve as a cover for the atrocities of its forces against innocent and unarmed Kashmiris”.

Reacting to the IS statement that Pakistan army has used Kashmir for its own ends, Geelani said Pakistan army has been solidly behind the people and “freedom struggle” of Kashmir.

Geelani termed the IS as a creation of hidden powers and questioned its silence on Palestine, saying, “If this organisation had right direction and planning, then, being present in the Middle East, its first priority would have been the liberation of the Qibla Awal (Al Aqsa mosque) from Israeli occupation and they would have approached to help the subjugated people of Palestine.”

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  1. A
    Jan 24, 2016 at 5:37 am
    Geelani you are son of pig Mohammad.. Peace not be upon him...
    1. S
      Jan 24, 2016 at 4:37 am
      Mr. Geelani : We have seen the flags of IS being raised during organized protests in Valley, and, you say there is no following or presence of IS in valley ? Also, we don't concern ourselves on priorities of IS beyond that it has sworn enmity to India . Vande Mataram !
      1. K
        Jan 24, 2016 at 12:45 am
        Did you pay attention to what communities in India's cities TODAY clean/clear people's toilets, clear dead animals, do professions that any uppercastes would not go near? Do children eat midday meals cooked by the Dalits? Do Dalits get jobs in the food outlets anywhere in India as cooks and waiters? Can Dalits draw water from the common village wells? In Gujarat, can Dalits buy houses where uppercastes and Jains live? Indian society requires a bit of introspection before demanding the removal of reservations for Dalits. Watch out! Dalits are steadily becoming India-wide a super strong political force. And that is going to upset the apple-cart.
        1. C
          Chandrakant Mohan
          Jan 24, 2016 at 5:45 am
          Geelani-Your Allah ured that the Jews would flee from the war with Muslims and they can not hurt Muslims at all in wars (Quran 3:111). He also ured that the Jews would fight only from behind the forts (Quran 59:14).But in your Palestine the Muslims have been terribly defeated by the Jews in all the wars from 1948! Broken promise of Allah ? Allah also ured that he is the protecting friend of Muslims (Quran 2:257,3:68) and Quran 3:160 says that if Allah is with Muslims none can defeat them.Further Quran 5:56 says that the Muslims are the party of Allah and they will be victorious.Were not all those promises of your Allah proved false? How could the Jews who were cursed by Allah 1400 years back andwho made them Apesandpigs by Quran 2:65and5:60 were able to establish Israel?Why not your Allah help you Muslims in Palestine,Kashmir,Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya,Sudan,Syria etc etc? How come the Muslims, who ruled Spain for 800 years were totally expelled?Just ponder with little common sense! Tamasoma Jyodhirgamaya! By the way, you are an ARAB refugeeand the moment you Arabs and all other Non-Kashmiri Muslims Quit or made to Quit Kashmir,the Kashmir issue would be solved for ever.
          1. C
            Chandrakant Mohan
            Jan 24, 2016 at 6:06 am
            High time Hindus adopt Islamic principles. Allah says "that there is life in retaliation "(Quran 2:179) and "expel them from where from you are expelled" (Quran 2:191). Let us follow and practice it in Kashmir- expel the people from Kashmir who had expelled the Hindus from there. No Muslim could complain or protest as it is their Allah's teachings to the w mankind..
            1. L
              L bhadrapati Devi
              Jan 24, 2016 at 4:17 am
              S Ali Shah Geelani ji, your pro-stani stand shows that you are an agent of stan. You uprooted original Kashmiri people kashmir pandit from Kashmir to facilitate occupation of kashmir to stan. Now, IS terrorists are infiltrating into Kashmir valley as proven by use of IS flags in any protests in the valley. It is not freedom struggle; it is an aggression into Indian territories.
              1. M
                madan gupta
                Jan 23, 2016 at 11:53 pm
                हिन्दुओं को मार मार कर कश्मीर और पंजाब से निकाल दिया गया. हर रोज़ कश्मीर में पकिस्तान और isis ने नारे लगते हैं. हिंदुस्तान का मुफ्त राशन खाते हैं , नारे isis के लगते हैं. कश्मीर हर तरह से पकिस्तान का हिस्सा है , केवल माल खाने के लिए भारत का नाम है.
              2. M
                Jan 24, 2016 at 5:39 am
                He is trying hide his allegiance
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