Geelani thanks people for boycotting polls

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2014 22:36 IST

Hardline Hurriyat Conference on Thursday thanked people for "boycotting elections". In a press statement, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said "people have done so despites the curbs, hurdles and arrests".

Geelani said that the people of south Kashmir have "proven their greatness and pro-freedom sentiments" and expressed hope that central and north Kashmir will follow south Kashmir on April 30 and May 7 respectively by "staying away from the election drama".

He said that the young blood of Kashmir is filled with "passion, enthusiasm and resistance which indicates that India have few days left in Kashmir and now they can't continue their oppression and forced occupation for long".

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