For the first time in his political career Syed Ali Shah Geelani raised issues apart from his ideal i.e. the freedom of Kashmir. While reiterating his demand for freedom he asked the Indian state to fulfill his five conditions so that he can re-mould his agitation calendar. He at the same time conveyed that if these conditions are not fulfilled he may have to intensify the ongoing 'Quit Jammu and Kashmir Movement'. The five pointsapparently are a response to moderate separatist...
Quit Jammu and Kashmir Movement was apparently conceived during Amarnath land row agitation (2008). Shopian double rape and murder case (2009) and its mismanagement provided Hurriyat Conference (G) an avenue of experimenting it. The plan was executed in 2010. In terms of its intensity it surpassed Quit Kashmir Movement of 1946 and Quit India Movement of 1942.
After two months of bloodshed and mass mobilisation, Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh finally uttered few words on Kashmir. One wonders why it took so long for Indian PM to express his views on Kashmir despite the fact that the mobilization in Kashmir had reached to such an extent that mobs were targeting everything that symbolized Indian state in every nook and corner of the valley.
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