Monday, August 25, 2008

This what one of the Kashmiri separatist leader has to say..

The statements have been taken from an interview taken with Gilani - A separatist leader of Kashmir wanting to merge the region with Pakistan:
Q: Why not contesting elections?
A: We believe in boycotting of the elections.
Q: Why imposing Islamic rule?
A: If America and India can have democratic rule, others can have Communism, why object to the Islamic rule?
Q: What about agitation in Jammu?
A: They are working on communal lines
Q: Aren't you like Osama bin Laden?
A: Osama has come only during the last few years. People like me have been fighting for this all our lives.
Q: What about differences in Hurriyat?
A:Some of the Hurriyat leaders did not like my being endorsed as a leader by the crowd and walked out.
Q:What do you stand for?
A: First is to impose an Islamic nizam (jurisprudence) in Kashmir. Islam should govern our lives, be it in our political thought, socio-economic plans, culture or the ongoing movement.
Q:So the transfer of land is not an issue?
A:Land is not an issue for us. It has just acted as a catalyst to shape peoples' sentiments into an upsurge.
Q:What was sudden provocation?
A:Its not about 50acres of land. People have started thinking about the 100,000 acres of land that is with the army. Under the guise of "Operation Sadhbhavana," the army has usurped huge parcels of land and seems to be expanding its network. I have information that the army has seized 23 acres of land for opening a school in Pahalgam.
Q:Aren't schools opened for Kashmiri children?
A:I know the schools are meant for Kashmiris. But they are also meant to make them sing Vande Mataram and not offer namaz. The aim of these schools is to turn Kashmiri children into pure Indians. This is cultural aggression on our Islamic values and is not acceptable to us.
Q:On division of people:
A: While I am for Kashmir going to Pakistan, there are voices that seek independence from both India and Pakistan. I also agree that there are people in Kashmir who would like to go with India. They argue that India has done so much for Kashmir. Others are fascinated by its secularism and democracy.

Its the duty of the world and Indian government to save Kashmiris from the leaders like him.

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