- RSN Singh
Hurriyat stalwarts Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Fraooq are insisting on attending the annual foreign ministers meet of the Organization of Islamic Countries(OIC) to be held at New York from 27 Sep to 01 Oct 2015.
The OIC granted observer status to the 'Hurriyat' describing it as 'true representative of J&K', while the consistent Indian position has been that "OIC has no locus standi on internal affairs of India".
The OIC meet coincides with Mr. Modi's visit to New York where he is scheduled to address the UN. It is nauseating to reiterate the anti-national aspect of this move as it has become an endemic feature of the Kashmir discourse - a discourse scripted by Kashmir-centric mainstream parties, the separatists and the jihadi organizations.
These are essentially three routes to the same objective. The progenitor of this discourse was none other than Sheikh Abdullah. Since then Kashmiri politicians have honed the art of forked attacks and use of forked tongues against their motherland.
Geelani and Mirwaiz Farooq are certain that, as in the past, they will be denied permission. The very purpose of their rhetoric is posturing for consumption of their puppeteer Pakistan which along with Saudi Arabia dominates the 57 member OIC. Saudi Arabia has been using Pakistan to circumscribe Shia Iran at the OIC. Pakistan also acts as China's contact point or leverage at the Islamic forum.
Look how diabolical is this arrangement!
Image: This undated file photo posted on a social media site on Aug. 25, 2015, by Islamic State militants, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows smoke from the detonation of the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. (Islamic State social media account via AP, File)
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