Narendra Modi sent emissaries to open talks on Kashmir: hawk Geelani

He appealed to the people to observe a complete shutdown on April 21 against the random arrest and curbs on separatist leaders.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: April 19, 2014 1:33 pm

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday claimed that the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, had sent emissaries to him seeking his help in resolving the Kashmir issue but he had rejected the approach.

“On March 22, two men came to meet me. They were our Pandit brothers, who sought my help in resolving the Kashmir dispute,” Geelani said but did not identify the men by name. He claimed the men even asked him if he wished to talk to Modi.

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“They conveyed to me that if I am ready to offer any assistance in this regard I can contact Narendra Modi directly and seek some commitment vis-à-vis the Kashmir issue,” he told reporters.

Geelani said he rejected the proposal and told them that Modi is an RSS man and follows the same ideology and everyone is aware of the RSS and the Kashmir policy of the BJP, which Modi represents.

“I told the two men about Modi’s role as chief minister during the 2002 Gujarat communal riots and how 3,000 Muslims were massacred during the riots in that state. I also conveyed to them that Modi can never show any softness or seriousness for a resolution of Kashmir,’’ he said.

Geelani, who arrived from New Delhi on April 16, said the BJP is sure about Modi becoming the next prime minister of India.
“They (BJP) have already started communicating with the separatist leadership of the Kashmir. The (Modi’s) men are trying to read the minds of Kashmiri leaders and want to convey to them how he will be soft on Kashmir,’’ he said, adding that some separatist leaders in Kashmir have through media statements already said that Modi will be soft on Kashmir.

“These leaders actually met the emissaries of Modi,” Geelani claimed.

The chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, had recently said that they are hopeful about Modi and wished the BJP would take the mission of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee forward.

Geelani also asked people to boycott the polls and urged them to observe a shut-down and a civil curfew on the days the three seats in the Valley vote.

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  1. S
    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    Do you even realize what you have spewed here? Modi has sent feelers for these separatists to fall in line which they let go not realizing it as a golden opportunity at reconciliation. They are so used to being baby fed by Congress and create om acts of violence on the cues of the high command and expect the same trend to continue. Little do they know that their options will be limited once Modi comes in. They hyenas can continue to howl but will slink away once the Lion enters. The only way any country could let a festering sore like the J&K issue continue for 66 yrs is by looking the other way while pretending to address it each day and rake in 'secularism' when pragmatic steps can sort the issue once for all and bring closure to it.
  2. S
    Apr 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    His free days are numbered. Let the Lion walk in and then this issue will be settled once and for all - whether Geelani likes it or not.
  3. r
    Apr 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm
    now he is even appeasing the kashmir separatists. Only traitors can do this. This show how much low he can stoop for getting PM post
  4. D
    Desh bhakt.
    Apr 19, 2014 at 6:04 am
    Well said, my friend. I completely agree with your views. MODI is the best guy to solve the Kashmir issue and the hardliners will get washed away if they dont fall in line.