Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, terming the statements of pro-India political parties on the friendly relationship between Pakistan and India as eyewash, said that they are doing so to befool the Kashmiri people.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar on Tuesday said that the pro-India politicians were power hungry people and their only and most important goal had always been the power and the chair for which they could go to any extent. He urged the people not to be carried away by their statements.

The veteran leader maintained that pro-India politicians were the real enemies of the Kashmiri people and were responsible for the prolonging of their slavery. Since 1947, Kashmiris have witnessed bloodshed, massacres and barbarism at the hands of Indian forces and there is no let up in these miseries till date, he stated.

On dialogue with India, Syed Ali Gilani said, "We believe that disputes and issues are at last resolved through dialogue, not wars. But until India accepts the disputed nature of Kashmir and shuns its integral part rhetoric, the dialogue with it is a meaningless exercise.”

Paying glowing tributes to the three youth who were martyred by Indian troops in Siligam area of Islamabad district, the veteran leader said that the Kashmiri youth were giving great sacrifices for the pious cause of

Kashmir’s freedom from Indian occupation. "To honour their sacrifices, we should remain steadfast in our struggle for right to self-determination,” he added.