Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday condemned government action of “caging Hurriyat leaders, disallowing Friday congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid and turning entire downtown and other parts of the city into a military garrison”.
Mirwaiz in his statement said that repeated curbs reflect the “frustration” of the rulers, “who have accepted defeat in front of people’s resilience”.
Terming the killings as state oppression at its worst, he said that “forces are selectively killing Kashmiri youth to intimidate and silence all voices in Kashmir that are demanding their basic right but the fact remains that all these steps are destined to fail. Government of India should read the writing on the wall which clearly reads that generation next of Kashmir is all the more ardent and impassioned to strive for the realization of its fundamental right to self-determination and they will definitely achieve it.”
He said: “New Delhi can delay the resolution of Kashmir dispute by use of force and military might but cannot deny it. The resilience and sacrifices of the people will one day make them see the dawn when their dream of achieving the right to self-determination which is the right of every nation and for which they have been yearning for past 70 years, will be realized.”
Mirwaiz “thanked” the government and people of Pakistan for observing April 6 as a day of “Solidarity” with the people of Kashmir and urged the country “to intensify its campaign of making the world community aware of the genuine political struggle of the people of Kashmir and brutal human rights violations being committed here by GOI to suppress it”.
Mirwaiz also urged Pakistan “to influence” OIC, European Union, Amnesty International and other rights bodies across the globe to play their role in mitigating the sufferings of people of Kashmir and to seek an end to killing of youth, arrests and detentions of resistance leadership and immediate rollback of black Laws like AFSPA.
APHC (M) spokesman in a separate statement condemned “the house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, aged leader Syed Ali Geelani and lodgment of JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik at Central Jail”.
The spokesman denounced “the raids at the house of senior ailing AAC leader Ghulam Nabi Zaki and lodging him at Sopore police station, and detaining APHC leader Mukhtar Waza and the massive crackdown on Hurriyat leaders and activists across Kashmir”.
He also condemned imposition of curfew in majority of areas in South Kashmir and Ganderbal district terming it the “ultimate dictatorship of the ruling regime’.
“The resolution framed by the JRL was read and passed unanimously across masjids, shrines and Imam Baras across Kashmir amid a pledge that despite repressive measures, the struggle of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination will continue on all fronts till the final goal is achieved. Special prayers were held for the civilians killed in injured in forces’ action in South Kashmir and Kangan, Ganderbal. In connection with the JRL’s call for protests, APHC workers and activists took out a massive protest march at Sajadabad, Chattabal Srinagar. The protest was led by Aga Syed Muhammad Yousuf, Sahil War, Farooq Ahmed Sheikh, Bashir Ahmed Pandit and many other APHC activists,” statement said.
APHC spokesman expressed concern and condemned the abduction and killings of youth in Hajin by unknown gunmen.
APHC spokesman said killing in all forms is anti-human.