Srinagar: A video of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has gone viral on social media in which the resistance leader says that “We want India to prosper but Kashmiris should be given their birthright.”
Geelani said that it was India who took the issue of Jammu & Kashmir to the United Nations and J&K was stated as a disputed territory there only.
He said that 18 resolutions were passed in the UN and it was stated that “people of Jammu & Kashmir should be given right to self-determination so that they decide their future whether they want to be with India or accede to Pakistan.”
“We are demanding our basic right. We want India to prosper but Kashmiris should be given their birthright. India claims to be the largest democracy in the world but when it comes to dealing with J&K, there is no democracy here,” Geelani said.
Geelani appealed Indian to resolve the issue of Kashmir within the ambit of “Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhooriyat”.
A week after being admitted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura, Geelani was discharged from the hospital late Sunday evening.
Geelani was admitted in to SKIMS after complaints of abdominal cramps, dehydration and general weakness on 13th August.
A senior most doctor at SKIMS wishing anonymity said that octogenarian leader was suffering from chest infection along with low protein levels, fever and anemia, reported Rising Kashmir.
He added the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman was treated for his chest infection and in the meantime to ascertain the reason behind the falling hemoglobin level, “we conducted an endoscopy on him Saturday”.
He further said that Geelani’s ‘gastrointestinal tract’ endoscopy was done both to pin point the source of any possible bleeding.
“The endoscopy is both investigative as well as therapeutic and Syed Ali Geelani responded to the medication promptly. His chest infection is gone now,” the doctor added.
The doctor refuted the reports of any surgery being conducted on Geelani to remove any cyst.