Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday expressed serious concern over the deliberate and brazen attempt by the right wing Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) to promote the Hindutva agenda and politics of polarization and dominance in the state and the total surrender of the state government before these fascist and communal forces. In a statement issued to KNS, Mirwaiz, who continues to be placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence for the sixth day, said the RSS display of strength by openly brandishing weapons and arms in a march in Jammu was with the aim to clearly convey to the people of the state that they are in actual control and are rulers of the state. Terming the situation of the minorities especially the Muslims in Jammu and the chenab region as extremely vulnerable and volatile the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the the rightwing fanatic groups want to intimidate and create fear among the minorities and strengthen their vote bank among the majority community there. Mirwaiz warned the government not to underestimate the stiff resistance that the people of the state will give to these elements as their hegemony will not be be tolerated at any cost and said that if this dangerous trend is not contained it will have serious repurcussions across the state, the onus of which will lie completely with the government. Expressing solidarity with the muslims and other minorities of jammu and the chenab valley,Mirwaiz assured them that the people kashmir shall always stand by them in the face of these forces. Meanwhile On the instruction of the Mirwaiz, a delegation of APHC led by senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Waza visited Achabal and Muttan areas of south Kashmir’s Islamabad region where the armed forces had unleashed a reign of terror by indulging in arrests of children, misbehaviour with women folk and cane change and tear gas shelling of peaceful protestors. Amid pro-freedom slogans, Waza while addressing gatherings of people in these areas, condemned the atrocities committed by the government forces on them and extended the sympathies of the conglomerate with the victims.Waza said the government forces despite trying their best would not be successful in suppressing the voices of the freedom-loving people and the resistance leadership.He said the conglomerate under the leadership of the Mirwaiz would not take rest until people get their right to self-determination.Waza also condemned the continued house arrest of the APHC Chairman and said this was interference into his religious and social life and suppression of his political rights. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the APHC also condemned the continued house arrest of the Mirwaiz and the arrests of the youth in south Kashmir’s Islamabad region.He said such tactics of suppression would yield no results and will not deter the people of Jammu Kashmir from fighting for their right to self-determination.The spokesman said the conglomerate would not rest till the sacrifices of lakhs of people of Kashmir are fulfilled by granting them their right to self-determination. Meanwhile, APHC Azad Kashmir (Chapter) on October 27 would march toward the United Nations Military Observers Group (UNMOGIP) in Azad Kashmir to highlight the illegal occupation of Kashmir by the Indian forces and stage a protest to highlight the human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir. The protest is meant to attract the attention of the international community and call for demilitarization of the region.
2015 Kashmir Despatch