Address root cause of Kashmir problem: Geelani

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 23:30

Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah
Geelani on Sunday said debates revolving around controversial laws
like AFSPA were offshoots of an unresolved Kashmir problem.

"Black laws are branches of a tree. When the spring
arrives, these will sprout again. The need is to address the
root cause (of the problem)," he told a seminar here.

The discussions centring around laws like AFSPA and
PSA were derivatives of a lingering Kashmir issue, said the
chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference.

Months after calling stone-pelting a "business of loss"
for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani said "those who
want to pick up arms does not need out our certificates."

The separatist leader also called for implementation of
an Islamic system across the world saying "only then the peace
will prevail".

"We have experimented communism, socialism, nationalism,
capitalism, dictatorship and even secularism, but all have

"Why are we ashamed to say that Islam is the only perfect
system of life?" he said.


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First Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 23:30

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