(July 7, 2010 – 9 pm News Hour, TimesNow)
I hold the leaders of Kashmir primarily responsible for the mess in which we are today. It is customary to the leadership of Kashmir to blame mostly Central Govt., also called India here. And sometimes, Pakistan and ISI and military of Pakistan and of course there are lot of people in Pakistan who would like to settle scores with India for the creation of Bangladesh. I don’t deny that they would like to exploit every situation in Kashmir that they can find and even in the rest of India. I accept that as a great possibility and probability.
Time we politicians of Jammu & Kashmir accept our responsibility
But it is time that the people who are in politics in Jammu & Kashmir must accept our responsibility. We have failed our people, we have failed the nation, and unless we accept our responsibility we will keep on blaming the Indian State, Indian leadership, Indian Security Forces, Indian Army, our own people, we will have conspiracy theory, we will say that this has happened in 53, that happened in 75, then this happened to autonomy, our resolution, we are not getting sufficient funds, they don’t trust us, we don’t trust them. We have to look into our hearts and minds and we have to find reasons why we are today got in a vicious circle.
We have betrayed our young generation
We have betrayed our young generation; we have imbibed in them impossible dreams. We have spoken one language in Kashmir, another in Delhi. When we go to Pakistan and we have meetings with Musharraf, we apologise to them for having acceded with India. We say our fathers and grandfathers have committed a treachery, we have acceded with India. We go to Delhi and we speak a different language.
We have been telling our young generation that you deserve independence, India is a Hindu country. We have been misleading them. If today our young children are out on the streets, and they challenge our police people and security forces, they go and challenge them to shoot them, and they are shot at. We are responsible, and I don’t know how long we will be responsible for killing our young people like betraying them. A young child of 9 years gets killed and I feel responsible. I am responsible. I belong to a system which has led to this situation, and we think of small political gains.
Mainstream political parties too trying to score small political points
Even the mainstream political parties are trying to score small political points. We are betraying our own population, our own people. These young children are the product of violence. They are born after 1989. They have seen only violence, gore, blood, betrayal. Even today, whether they are separatists, or whether they are mainstream parties, we don’t have the collective wisdom, or collective courage to go and tell them the truth. We are not prepared to tell them the truth. We are betraying the nation and our children. That is the truth.
Geelani's Sinister Plan Exposed
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TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami debates the issue of hardliner Geelani's sinister plan getting exposed and paid agents being given orders on tape with Praveen Swami, Associate Editor, 'The Hindu' and Muzaffar Hussain Baig, Senior Leader, PDP.
Hurriyat leader Geelani's role in Kashmir violence has been exposed. TIMES NOW accesses transcripts of conversations with paid agents - phone conversation between Hurriyat leader and 'paid' activist. In conversation, the Hurriyat leader demands more deaths. In conversation, Geelani's man says more should be martyred.
Sources say handlers in Pakistan have been instigating mobs in the valley to create disturbances. Paid agents hide in large mourning crowds. They have been paid constantly to do this job. Phone conversation during a rally in Budgam intercepted. There is also comprehensive proof that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is instigating mobs. There is regular exchange of messages between mobs and handlers. Lashkar handler said there must be more deaths in the valley and that the violence that has been witnessed in valley is not enough.