Kashmir welcomes students from outside states:Syed Ali Geelani

wilayattimes (Jammu and Kashmir)

Srinagar:Vetern Pro Freedom Leader & Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani who returned to Srinagar after spending two months in New Delhi following his deteriorating health condition, Wednesday said that local students in National Institute of Technology (NIT) should welcome the students coming from outside to Valley to show them the hospitality of Kashmiris.

While speaking over a news conference at his Hyderpora residence,Syed Ali Geelani said that BJP-RSS are jointly responsible for such kind of scuffles between students outside or in the state. ‘‘It is RSS-BJP which created such kind of incidents either in Kashmir Valley or outside the state,’’ he said.

Appealing both locals and non-local students of NIT to remain friendly, Geelani said that students from Kashmir Valley studying outside the state are not secure. “There should be an increase in the educational institutes in the Valley so that the youth from Kashmir will prefer to study in the Valley,” he said.

While terming the land given to Army in Ladakh as well-planned conspiracy, Geelani said, “Providing land to army clearly indicates that Army has been given a chance to make their occupation strong in Kashmir.”

He said that the forces are building concrete buildings in Kashmir, which shows that India want to settle them permanently in Kashmir.

Hurriyat (G) chairman said, “I am happy to see that no cracker bursting or any celebration took place from anywhere in Kashmir after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti took oath. Thus, people of Kashmir showed their anger, anguish against India by remaining far-away from celebrations.”

He said that people across the Valley are respecting the sacrifices given by the martyr’s of Kashmir by taking part in funeral prayers of militants. “I assure people if everybody will follow an Islamic path then we will achieve our goal very soon,” he said.

He also said that they support the idea to bring Kashmiri Pandits back to Valley but separate settlements for them are unacceptable. “We welcome Kashmiri Pandits to return Valley but they should be settled at their native places only,’’ he said.