Srinagar: The resistance leadership on Wednesday urged people to ostracise pro-India politicians at all levels.
“Since they claim to represent people whom they have gravely betrayed, it is time that people hold them accountable and answerable and pressurise them to vacate. People shall ostracise them and boycott them at all levels, socially and publicly,” said the leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, in a statement issued here.
“People shall refuse to interact with them at community and public places. They shall no longer be allowed to exploit the people and the sacred freedom struggle,” they said.
They said the “brazenness and starkness of India’s aggressive colonial approach” towards the people of Kashmir becomes more and more evident by the day.
“The use of such excessive brute force on the people, in the past 19 days, once again reinforces that GOI sees the people of Kashmir as their subjects whose self-assertion and resistance to the colonial rule has to be suppressed with an iron hand,” they said.
“For India’s local collaborators facilitating the oppression of their own people the moment of reckoning and introspection is over,” it added.
The statement said that last week, the leadership appealed to “whatever integrity was left in them”, but since “they could not stop mass killing of the people they were given a chance to come back and for once support the truth.”
However, they said, the pro-India leaders declared the death of their conscience and the bankruptcy of their values.
“The lust for chair is so overwhelming in them as in their predecessors that not even the butchery of more than 50 young boys and girls, mostly teenagers, and the blinding of over 150 people, many among them little children, is enough to shake them up. The pain and agony of thousands of those maimed and injured fall on their deaf ears. They have chosen to become deaf, dumb and blind to the suffering and torture of their people. In fact, watching the carnage as mute spectators they give their tacit support to it,” the leaders said.
The leadership said when the pro-Indian leaders are out of “power’, they degrade further, “exploiting the sacrifices of freedom seeking people for furthering their political ambition of assuming ‘power’”.
“As such, being the collaborators and loyalist abettors of the government of India and its subversive agencies they are equal partners in the crimes against people of Kashmir. Since 1947 these collaborators have provided a local face to India’s authoritarian rule which India exploits internationally to undermine our freedom struggle,” they said.