Thursday, September 4, 2008

Geelani thanks CPI (Maoists) for support to Kashmir cause

NEW DELHI, Sept 4 APP: Senior Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has thanked Communist Party of India (CPI-Maoists) for its support to Kashmiri people’s struggle for “Azadi”.

However, he regretted to get any armed support from them.

Media has recently reported that Maoists in India want to support to Kashmir cause, he said in Srinagar and added Kashmiris thanked them for their gesture but regretted to take any armed support.

Talking to media persons, he said the stand taken by the Maoists was appreciable..

Recently, the media reports said the central committee of the CPI (Maoists) has called upon party members and PLGA fighters to mobilise in support of the Kashmiri people’s struggle for Azadi. This was said in the banned organisation?s document released on Monday.

Meanwhile, People?s Democratic Party said there was shortage of essential commodities in Kashmir.

Senior PDP leaders Abdul Aziz Zargar, Abdul Rehman Veerai and Syed Sartaj Madni in a joint statement suggested setting up crisis management cell comprising people-friendly and honest officers to tackle the situation.

The PDP leaders said reports about starvation of the people are pouring in from every nook and corner of the Kashmir valley.

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