Kashmiri leader Geelani says bribe is no secret

Reacting to former Army Chief General VK Singh’s claim that ministers are receiving funds from the army’s secret fund, Geelani said “it’s no secret.”

Kashmiri leader Geelani says bribe is no secret

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani alleged that all mainstream political leaders received army funds “for their covert services to quell aspirations of Kashmiris.”

Reacting to former Army Chief General VK Singh’s claim that ministers are receiving funds from the army’s secret fund, Geelani said “it’s no secret.”, reported the Greater Kashmir. 

“We have been saying this for the past 50 years that pro-oppression political parties work as stooges to weaken the ongoing freedom movement and are on payrolls of army. We are not surprised and we know that for the legitimization of forced control of Kashmir, they are regularly being paid for their covert services,” Geelani alleged in a statement.

“No one among these (politicians) is exempted and all including Sheikh Muhammad Abdullad, Bakhshi Ghulam Muhammad, Ghulam Muhammad Sadiq, Omar Abdullah, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Saif-ud-Soz figure among those who received funds,” he alleged.

“Actually it is through the intelligence and secret agencies that India rules the state since 1947 and local politicians act as their pawns,” he said.

Geelani said all three parties including National Conference, Congress and Peoples Democratic Party “act as agents for army and as political renegades.”

“The role of these parties is similar to that of Ikhwanis (is the name of a pro-government militia in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir). India while funding these parties has bulldozed all democratic and moral norms and has been using every tactic to weaken the ongoing movement and enforce its illegal control over Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Elaborating, Geelani said, “New Delhi sees its interest by helping a political party to assume power in Kashmir.”

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