Srinagar |May 17 : Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that there is need to break the connection between Kashmir issue from the local elections that are held in J&K . He said that the elections can’t be any substitute to referendum under the observation of United Nations,” as the elections are being held for Sadak, Bijli and Pani,. “Till we achieve freedom, people need local governance.
Mirwaiz said if anyone takes one step towards us, we would take 10 steps forward, but warned that politics of force and pressure is not going to be acceptable.
He said people in power in Srinagar and New Delhi were using all possible tactics and propaganda to break the resolve of Kashmiris.
The Mirwaiz said in the name of Pandit colonies and Sainik colonies, these people were trying to damage the disputed character of Jammu and Kashmir and weaken us economically and politically by executing these plans.
Appealing the people to make the May 21 public rally at Martyrs Graveyard Eidgah a success, the Mirwaiz said there would be complete shutdown in entire Kashmir on this day and the people of Kashmir will take a pledge at Martyrs Graveyard to take the mission of the martyrs to its logical conclusion.
Earlier, in his address, JKLF chief whose presence at the seminar surprised everyone said the problems and challenges that Kashmiri nation was facing at this juncture while struggling for their legitimate rights and the way government was using all tactics of oppression and suppression to get the people of Kashmir on their knees could only be countered by displaying complete unity among ourselves and steadfastness towards the cause.
The JKLF chief said every nation of the world has remained under occupation at some time in their history and no struggle for freedom has ever failed. He said the freedom struggle of Kashmir too would, Insha Allah, reach its logical conclusion.
On the occasion, the Hurriyat leaders paid glowing tributes to the Martyrs of Kashmir and said truth always prevails in the end while the oppressors always end up losers.
They said the struggle of Kashmiris is based on just principles and Kashmiris have offered innumerable sacrifices of life and property for the cause of Freedom. They called upon the entire nation to keep those sacrifices in mind while showing steadfastness and consistency for carrying the ongoing resistance movement forward.
Hurriyat leaders Bilal Gani Lone, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, Mukthar Ahamd Waza, Kashmir High Court Bar Association former president, Advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, Mir Ghulam Hassan and Abdul Rashid Antoo expressed their views in the seminar.
Other Hurriyat leaders present on the occasion included Muhammad Musadiq Adil, Advocate Abdul Majid Banday, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Abdul Mannan Bukhari, G N Zaki, Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, Fatima Sahiba and others while M S Rehman Shams moderated the programme. (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch