Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Monday said that guns is still an option before Kashmiris for for permanent solution of the Kashmir issue.
Geelani also justified stone-pelting
Changing his stance and giving his nod for violence, Geelani spewed venom after meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz and is holding public rallies and advocating poll boycott of next year's general and assembly elections.
Geelani said, "One cannot impose restrictions or put limitations on the people of a slave nation. When India was fighting against British rule, on the one side Gandhi propagated peaceful struggle and, on the other, there was Bhagat Singh who used violent means to achieve freedom. India accepts Bhagat Singh as a martyr."
He further added that "Another leader, Subash Chandra Bose, formed an independent army. Gun was also a factor which incremented and supplemented India's freedom movement. So, any nation which is under forcible occupation, suppression and oppression, you cannot put limits on them."
He also justified stone-pelting, saying it is an option available for the helpless people of Kashmir to express their resentment. "Stone pelting is a reaction against use of brute force by police and others paramilitary forces. It is justified even under religion."