Gilani calls for complete strike on August 5 Appeals people to observe day as Awareness Day

The veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani has called for a complete strike on August 5 while appealing people of Jammu and Kashmir to observe the day as Awareness Day.

Syed Ali Gilani in a message to the Kashmiri people in connection with August 5 said that this day has gone down as the blackest day in the history of Sub Continent. He pointed out that the way fascist Indian government shamelessly bifurcated occupied Jammu and Kashmir and merged it with India has lifted the veil of hypocrisy and deception from New Delhi’s face.

He said that the way the Indian rulers manifested brutality by confining the entire population of Kashmir into their houses to fulfill their nefarious agenda and converted the territory into the world’s biggest jail for several months posed an open challenge to the international community. However, the criminal silence maintained by the world is no less than a human tragedy, he added.

The veteran leader said, after brazen aggression on August 5, last year, India continues to adhere to policy of coercion, torture and deception to undermine the Muslim majority character and ground realities of Jammu and Kashmir by changing its demography. At a time when the entire world is engaged in coping with the coronavirus pandemic and using its all resources to save the lives of the people and revive the economy, the fascist Indian government, under the guise of coronavirus lockdown, has stepped up its efforts to fulfill its nefarious agenda, he added.

Here is the complete text of Syed Ali Gilani’s message:

August 5, 2019 has gone down in the history of Sub Continent as the blackest day. The way fascist government of India brazenly and shamelessly took illegal, immoral and unconstitutional step to bifurcate occupied Jammu and Kashmir and integrate into India in blatant violation of not only international law but its own constitution, has lifted the veil of hypocrisy and deception from the face of India.

The way the Indian rulers manifested brutality by confining the entire population of Kashmir into their houses to fulfill their nefarious agenda and converted the territory into the world’s biggest jail for several months posed an open challenge to the international community. However, the criminal silence maintained by the world is no less than a human tragedy.

After brazen aggression on August 5, last year, India continues to adhere to policy of coercion, torture and deception to undermine the Muslim majority character and ground realities of Jammu and Kashmir by changing its demography. At a time when the entire world is engaged in coping with the coronavirus pandemic and using its all resources to save the lives of the people and revive the economy, the fascist Indian government under the guise of coronavirus lockdown has stepped up its efforts to fulfill its nefarious agenda. On one hand, people have been restricted to their houses and new autocratic laws are being enacted, while outsiders, on the other hand, are being granted the citizenship rights on one pretext or another and settled in the territory. Similarly, big pieces of land are grabbed and handed over to the Indian Army. On the Israeli pattern, the people of Kashmir are being forcibly evicted from their land and properties and attempts are being made to render them refugees in their own houses. This is extremely a serious situation, but regrettably neither the local population seems to be reasonably alert and attentive, nor does the external world seem to be aware of the situation.

It is therefore needed that we should not restrict ourselves to observe August 5 as mere another traditional black day; instead, we should observe it as a day of awareness to get ourselves aware as well inform others about the sinister designs behind India’s naked aggression and their implications. For this, we should, on one hand, collectively record our protest through observing complete shutdown and civil curfew on August 5 and 15 and make our young generations, on the other, aware of the Kashmir’s history through holding special meetings in our houses in our individual capacity, and also seek Allah’s blessings through repentances.

More responsibilities lie with the Kashmiris living abroad particularly in Pakistan and other countries to assemble outside Indian embassies in large number across the world on the day and forcefully record their protest and also convey a clear message to the world that Kashmiris would continue to adhere to their demand for freedom and rights no matter whether the world stands by them or not. Insha Allah. Our struggle will continue till the dawn of freedom.

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