SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday asked people not to take undue advantage of the relaxations provided in the shutdown and prepare for “long and sustained movement with much harsher days”.
In a statement issued here, the conglomerate, led by Syed Ali Geelani, said that the “uniform and collective wave” of ongoing uprising, has unnerved the “Indian establishment” and generated a sense of “nation-hood and unanimity amongst the masses”.
“This is a very positive and encouraging outcome of this struggle,” it said. “We need to be prepared for a long and sustained movement with much harder days ahead, but have to ensure that nobody amongst us is deprived of the basic necessities of life. We have to curtail the marriage expenses, defer the construction work and learn to live with minimum.”
Hurriyat (G) also criticised the movement of private vehicles, as “they seem to add to the propaganda of near normalcy by the government”.
“People are requested not to take undue advantage of emergency and restrict the vehicular movement during the strike hours,” it said.
It said the government of India was trying to “derail” the uprising through its “paid local agents”.
The conglomerate said that the people of the state risking everything for the ‘movement’, daily killings and injuries, 52 days of strict siege and more than Rs 140 crore daily financial losses have earned the uprising “a priceless tag”.
“The employees, traders, transporters and factories are united in their resolve. But India, by its nefarious designs and wicked conspiracies, tries its best to derail it through their paid local agents,” it said.
Hurriyat (G) said the taxicab and auto-rickshaw drivers were being paid “hefty sum to run their vehicles empty”.
“They encourage their famous departmental stores to run their business under the police cover (provided) in civvies. Some SRTC buses are plying on roads and carry the passengers free,” it said, and appealed once again appealed “these people” to “question their conscience” before starting their day’s work.
The conglomerate asked: “Aren’t they disrespecting the blood of martyrs, rubbing salt to the fresh and deep wounds of our injured people and dishonoring the collective decision of our trade and transport fraternity?”
It has “cautioned” these people, saying, “We have an eye on these issues and we not only know these faces but also recognise them as well”.
“But still, we strongly appeal to their collective conscious that those thriving on the behest of Delhi may pay you hefty sums, they may also reward you for becoming Mir Jaffars and Mir Sadiqs. But time will come when you can’t bear the burden of taking the side of killers and beasts and you will surely succumb to your own conscience,” Hurriyat (G) said.
“Time is always in motion, and when your bad time comes, there will be no scope for ‘Mafinamas’ and your ugly faces can hardly be forgotten.”
Meanwhile, the conglomerate said the son of its chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, had gone to NIA’s office along with his lawyer on Tuesday.
“But they had left for Delhi when he reached. The in-charge at the office called the authorities on phone to convey them that the said doctor has attended the office,” it said.