Monday, 27 May 2024

 

 

LATEST NEWS Democracy triumphs again in J&K; Anantnag PC creates history, registers around 53 % polling District TB co-morbidity coordination committee meeting held in Udhampur DC Kathua Dr. Rakesh Minhas inspects progress of work on High Security Prison Dambra in Basohli Distt Admin Reasi Vishesh Paul Mahajan to celebrate birth of every girl child in 2024 CEO SSCL Dr. Owais Ahmed reviews progress of ongoing projects in Srinagar DC Kupwara Ayushi Sudan visits far-flung Budnamal area DC Kathua Dr. Rakesh Minhas inaugurates Inter-Zone District Level Sports Tourney DDC Reasi Vishesh Paul Mahajan reviews working of District Industries Centre Week long Photo Exhibition titled “Resilient Heritage”begins at Kala Kendra Tu Juliet Jatt Di: Title Track Of Much Awaited Film Jatt & Juliet 3 Released Punjab CEO Sibin C exhorts voters to go to booths on June 1 to make the state achieve “Is Vaar 70 Paar” Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena reviews poll preparedness in Dodra Kawar Punjab Police In Joint Operation With BSF Arrest Seven Drug Smugglers With 5.47kg Heroin, ₹1.07 Lakh Drug Money Pat Cummins Net Worth 2024 | Know The Wealth of Australian Cricket Team Captain Mitchell Starc Net Worth 2024 | Know The Cricketing Millionaire's Fortune 10 Best Tina Nandy New Web Series List 2024 | 5 Dariya News Raja Warring Draws Massive Crowds in Ludhiana, Criticizes Modi’s Economic Policies Amit Shah’s ‘handholding’ can’t help Bittu save his security deposit: Amrinder Singh Raja Warring Over 1000 women from the Sanaur constituency join the BJP along with their families Preneet Kaur welcomes over 1000 women to BJP I will raise every issue of Sangrur Constituency in Parliament and bring new projects: Meet Hayer BJP candidates are being welcomed in the villages of the constituency

 

Geelani's death: Pansies to happily bloom in Kashmir

Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Syed Ali Geelani, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir
Listen to this article

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

New Delhi , 07 Sep 2021

It was in spring many years ago when pansies bloom in Kashmir and the end of the cold season begins that I met Syed Ali Shah Geelani at his residence in Srinagar's Hyderpora for an interview. While entering the cave-like entrance, it was a pleasant sight to see a small garden with blooming pansies. Each of them swayed in the cold breeze, but the patterns on them were such that each one of them seemed to be angry. I jokingly mentioned this to Geelani, and his answer just ended my laugh, "They are angry because they are subjugated."Syed Ali Shah Geelani (1929-2021), a hawk, shrewd, 'Saheb' for some and a monster for many, very well knew how to manipulate sentiments and situations. A teacher-turned-politician-turned-separatist who kept both India and Pakistan on tenterhooks and swayed to one side or the other depending on his need and greed. He used India, Pakistan and the sentiments of ordinary Kashmiris to earn name and money.Pakistanis can claim that Geelani's heart beat for them, but he was fed by Indian governments. He was pocketing the Government of India's pension benefits since he had been an MLA. Most of the time, his medical bills, travel and hotel stays were paid for by government agencies and most of his family members have government jobs and many of his relatives are well settled within and outside the country.Geelani had the ability to draw in the youth, and they easily became his tools. Their education and employment did not matter to him, but their stone-pelting skills did. He never condemned the burning down of schools but ordered closure of all educational institutions to protest. He motivated the youth to pick up guns, pelt stones and die.Geelani presided over a three-decade separatist movement and terrorism in the Valley. 

His was an 'era' that saw people dying, ethnic cleansing of minorities, thousands getting orphaned and Kashmir losing its happiness, peace and harmony.He was instrumental in founding the All Parties Hurriyat Conference in 1993 which was formed at the behest of Pakistan and some pro-Pak elements in the US. Most of the Hurriyat leaders have been involved in money laundering cases and some of them are in jail currently.For decades, Geelani delivered for Pakistan. His "Kashmir banega Pakistan (Kashmir will become Pakistan)" agenda based on the reasoning that Kashmir, as a Muslim majority region, should go to Pakistan, lured thousands. He shrewdly used religious sentiments to further his convoluted dream and supported an armed struggle against India.For him, the terrorists were Mujahideen who were just boys taking up arms because India was not holding a plebiscite. He, along with his coterie, formed the stone-pelting gang and created a network of paid stone-pelters who would quickly emerge at encounter spots to attack the security forces and secure the terrorists.He was instrumental in leading the agitation in Kashmir in 2008 against the state government's decision to transfer 100 acres of land near Amarnath cave to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board for setting up temporary shelters for pilgrims. In fact, Geelani openly opposed the Amarnath Yatra and wanted a restriction on the number of visitors. And, when terrorist Burhan Wani was killed, he spearheaded a pro-Pak movement.Geelani was an Islamist who believed that Muslim Kashmir had no place in Hindu majority India and perhaps he was one of those behind-the-scenes who worked for the anti-Kashmiri Pandit sentiment in the Valley resulting in their exodus. He never condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiri Pandits or the violence against the minority women.After the abrogation of Article 370, Geelani resigned from the Hurriyat. Some say the resignation was his last effort to express anger at Pakistan and his own leaders' failure to respond to the ending of special status to J&K, and some others say he perhaps realized that all that he had been doing in Kashmir was no longer worth it.Whatever the reason, Geelani, once a mass leader in Kashmir, died in isolation and with him died the anger too. The pansies will continue to bloom and may be happy from now on.

 

Tags: Syed Ali Shah Geelani , Syed Ali Geelani , Kashmir , Jammu And Kashmir , Jammu & Kashmir

 

 

related news

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Video Gallery

 

 

5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2024 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD