My movement, freedom of expression being restricted: Gilani
06 September, 2012
SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani has said that India and its puppet regime in the territory are restricting his freedom of expression and movement.
Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview said, "I cannot reach out to my people, talk to them." He said that he had not been allowed even to attend weddings or funerals.
The veteran leader maintained that if the authoritis "think that by keeping me under house arrest and curbing the movement of the people on streets to air their grievances it can silence us, that's not going to happen."
"Kashmir is a Himalayan issue, it cannot be dislodged …," he added. About India's design to change the demography of the territory, Gilani said there were four lakh Indians (Biharis) in Kashmir. "Earlier, they used to go back after summers but now they continue to live even during the severest of winter," he pointed out.
Meanwhile, the forum led by Syed Ali Gilani thanked people for observing strike against religious, social and cultural aggression by New Delhi.
A spokesman for the forum in a statement in Srinagar said "50 times increase in Yatris influx is proving to be a root cause for all complexities and warned of continuing the protest until number of yatris was limited and a timetable was set.