Kashmiris will fight till the last drop of blood for independence according to geelani
Geelani has managed to make the life of Indian troops difficult with the support of people of kashmir He has two sons named Naseem and Nayeem, and five daughters.
Although most of Geelani's criticism is directed at India, he has also criticized the Pakistani government. When asked about Pakistan's policy regarding Kashmir he stated "your strategy is to shake hands with the people who play with our lives, rape our daughters, arrest our people, kill them and discard their bodies in police stations". He has also criticized the Pakistani media for not reporting violations of human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir due to fear of undermining the peace process.
Geelani has blamed Pakistan's recent handling of the conflict largely on ex-President Pervez Musharraf. He has said that Musharraf is succumbing to pressure from India and the U.S., and that he is "fearful of India's military and economic power and has no faith in himself or his people". Geelani also states that Musharraf does not have support from the people of Pakistan regarding his position on Kashmir. He has told Musharraf to "leave us alone", if he cannot support the Kashmiris the way Pakistan has been doing since 1947. He has gone as far as to call the present regime headed by Musharraf an enemy of the Kashmiris, while maintaining that the Pakistani people remain their allies.
To solve the conflict Geelani has said that India must withdraw its military, end human rights violations, and hold a plebiscite with the people of Kashmir deciding to join with either India or Pakistan. Any other solution such as self-rule, joint control, demilitarisation, or more autonomy for Kashmir, is opposed by Geelani, who says self-determination which was promised by India and the United Nations is the only acceptable solution. India rigid, indifferent on Kashmir. News Network International. . Geelani admits that some of the population would prefer independence from both India and Pakistan, but he does not believe an indepedndent terrorist Kashmir would be feasible, as Kashmir's neighbours including China would not accept it. However he later stated that an independent Kashmir could be a possibility, as it would be choosing the lesser "evil", with "the bigger evil being Pakistan.........ref name="Independent Kashmir an option">
Regarding Kashmiri Pandits, he is of the opinion that "We want to live with our Hindu and Buddhist Yindu rice-eating brothers. We have never pressurized anyone. Hindu brothers who left Kashmir were never told by us to leave the state. They had to leave by the order of Jagmohan the then governor of J&K- leave or be killed ...It was the Indian government that asked them to leave Kashmir. ‘amr nath yatra should be managed by local hindus instead of non kashmiris’. .
When the real agenda of Gilani is to have an Islamic government in place and when already more than four lac Kashmiri Pandits have been forcefully evected from their mother land he is joing showing lip sympathy. There is a slogan in Kashmiri which was propagared by APHC and militants that ase kay ghachey ek pakistan bhatav rostuv batnav saan whivh means we want Pakistan without male Kashmiri Pandits but with their female folks. Gilani must know that his forefathers were also Pandits Geelani has been diagnosed with renal cancer, and has been recommended by doctors to go overseas for treatment. After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh intervened, Indian government agencies returned Geelani's passport to his son. His passport was seized in 1981 due to accusations of "anti-India" activities, and with the exception of his Hajj pilgrimage in 2006, he has not been allowed to leave India.
During a regular check-up doctors discovered that Geelani's "only kidney has developed malignancy". An infection forced doctors, four years ago, to remove his left kidney. Although the cancer was in its early stages, it was life threatening, and he needed to have surgery. Following the advice of his doctors at Apollo Hospital, Geelani was set to travel to either the UK or the USA for specialized treatment. However his request for a visa was turned down by the Americans, and as his health deteriorated he went to Mumbai for surgery. Doctors at the Tata Memorial Hospital successfully performed surgery on his kidney. The reason given by the U.S. for turning down Geelani's request for a visa was, that he has" failed to renounce violence". This decision was declared a violation of his human rights by his supporters and family. On his return to Srinigar, the capital of Kashmir, Geelani was welcomed by a rally of thousands of supporters chanting pro-Pakistan, and pro-freedom slogans.
In India Geelani has been criticized by the BJP for raising "anti-national views". He has faced criticism for saying that non-Muslim Kashmiris should leave the valley, after four individuals raped a Kashmiri girl, two of them being non-Kashmiris.
In Pukistan, Geelani has come under criticism from President Musharraf, for opposing the Srinigar-Muzaffarabad bus service between the two Kashmir's.