Srinagar. Criticizing BJP’s agenda of rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has said that Kashmir did not have enough oxygen to adjust extra people. He cautioned that sending Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) back to the valley would suffocate locals.
“We love them, they are our brothers, but much water has flown under bridge since they left,” Geelani said, “We have recently seen that there is limited oxygen in the valley, and a sudden inflow of lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits will result into shortage of oxygen in the region.”
“Local Kashmiris will feel suffocated,” he claimed.
Geelani pointed out that earlier he had opposed too many pilgrims coming into valley for the same reason. He also accused Narendra Modi of being a fascist who was risking life of KPs just to fulfill a promise made in election manifesto.
When asked for proof backing his claims, the separatist leader referred to a new research published by All Parties Hurriyat Conference’s (APHC) R&D division.
Another member of APHC, Yasin Malik disclosed that his party had sent a group of scientists along with couple of Kashmiri Pandits to valley, where they analyzed environmental impact of KP’s presence.
“We took some KPs to the valley. Our scientists were carrying oxygen cylinders and AK47s, while KPs were allowed to breathe normally. After some time, we saw some local men gasping for breath. Since our scientists were not breathing extra oxygen, it was clearly due to the KPs inhaling oxygen causing shortage of oxygen for locals,” Malik explained.
Sources tell Faking News that the local Kashmiri was gasping for breath after the scientists asked him to run after the KPs, but Malik denies it.
Meanwhile Syed Ali Shah Geelani has found support from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has hailed his foresightedness.
“Modi just says that he feels the pain of KPs, but in reality all he cares about is himself. Thanks to Geelani ji, he is saving lakhs of lives and he is the true caretaker of KPs,” Mamata showered praise for the separatist leader.
On being asked if people of West Bengal didn’t feel suffocated due to influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, Mamata said that Bangladeshi people consumed very little oxygen and were no threat to locals.
“Bangladeshis are habituated of living in an overcrowded country, so their oxygen consumption is very less; unlike Kashmiri Pandits, whose lungs are evolved to inhale more oxygen as they originally belong to a sparsely populated region,” reasoned Mamata Banerjee.