Sunday, September 07, 2008, Ramazan 06, 1429 A.H  
   HOME
   News in English
   News in Urdu
   Program Profiles
   GEO TV
   GEO UK
   GEO USA
   GEO ME
   GEO CANADA
   GEO EUROPE
   GEO JAPAN
   GEO SUPER
   AAG TV
   Corporate Profile
   Tariff
   News Archive
   Contact Us
   FAQ
   Feedback
   GEO CHAT
   GEO SKINS
   GEO RINGTONES
   GEO NewsAlert
   GEO Wallpapers
   Transcripts
   Team GEO
 
 
Google 
 
 GEO World
 Mirwaiz vows to continue fight for peaceful Kashmir solution
 Updated at: 1449 PST,  Sunday, September 07, 2008
 SRINAGAR: Kashmir's top hurriat leader has warned India's heavy-handed crackdown on protests in the Muslim-majority region could trigger a renewed violent upsurge in the long-running separatist revolt.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, also the disputed region's most prominent cleric, said New Delhi needed to accept that Kashmiris were as opposed as ever to Indian rule and a referendum on self-determination was the only way out of the crisis.

"We will continue to fight peacefully and politically," Farooq said foreign news agency in an interview, which had to be conducted by telephone within Srinagar city because he is under house arrest.

"(However) If India pushes us too hard to the wall, tomorrow you can't really ignore the fact the youth might be angered and forced to resort again to arms," Farooq said.

Farooq, 34, and two other top separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Yasin Malik have been placed under house arrest as security forces struggle to contain public anger.

India should be told by the "world community not to use brute force and intimidate the people," said Farooq, who was catapulted by his father's assassination in 1990 into the hereditary position of chief Muslim cleric for the area.
Back     |    Send this story to friend    
 
Share this story!   
 
» GEO Pakistan
Security at high alert after Peshawar Zangli check post blast
Zangali blast: rescue operation underway
Jirga-men arrest ordered on verdict of forced marriage of girls
Australia welcomes Pakistan's democratic resolution
Air-vice Marshal pays rich tribute to Rashid Minhas
   
» GEO World
Mirwaiz vows to continue fight for peaceful Kashmir solution
Protests greet Turkish president in Armenia
Sri Lanka says 8 rebels killed in fresh fighting
Suicide blast, other attacks kill 17 in Afghanistan
EU congratulates new Pakistan leader, urges him to address security
   
» GEO Business
Rs250 bn agri-loans to be released in FY09
Oil steady in Asian trade
Stocks at KSE bounce back at weekend; gain 103 points
Pakistan in dire need of foreign investment: IMF
OIC, Pakistan sign bilateral trade deal
   
» GEO Sports
Formula One: Hamilton takes pole for Belgian GP
Tennis: Federer reaches US Open final
Iíll prove 100% fitness through better performance in county cricket: Shoaib Akhtar
Iíll go back to Australia if my services not required in new set up: Lawson
Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic in US Open tennis final
   

 
Copyright © GEO TV. All rights reserved.