SRINAGAR: The joint resistance leadership on Friday said the ongoing freedom movement of Kashmiris is indigenous and has nothing to do with global organisations.
“Indian agencies are desperate to malign our movement and, under a well-thought-out plan, are devising policies to bring bad name to the freedom struggle in Kashmir,” the leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Muhammad Yasin Malik, said in a statement.
“These agencies with the active support of those elements not affiliated with our movement have chalked out a program for carrying their sinister designs.”
The leadership said groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda are “nonexistent” in the state and that there is “no role for these groups within our movement”.
Our movement is local in nature and indigenous in character. “Terrorism and the freedom movement are poles apart,” they said, adding that Indian agencies, by linking Kashmir’s movement with some global organisations “are planning their roguish activities to influence the international community”.
“The peace-loving nations of the world have also acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and we are pursuing a peaceful movement for its resolution,” they said.
Geelani, Mirwaiz, and Malik said Al-Qaeda and ISIS are involved in merciless killings. “They are neither fighting against tyrant forces nor they succeeded in realising Islamic jurisprudence in any part of the world. Their activities have proved disadvantageous and detrimental for Muslim Ummah and instead wherever the Muslim communities were fighting for their rights, these organisations instead of helping them, resorted to killing the very suppressed nations.”
Referring to gloomy situations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries, the leadership said these forces irrespective of age and gender carried brutal killings and devastated properties.
They said New Delhi is “frustrated” and has launched a “well-planned psychological war” against the freedom movement. “As such, they are desperate to sabotage our movement through its agencies and have framed new tactics to change the discourse of the ongoing freedom struggle and label it with global terrorism.”
The leadership said, “Kashmir is a disputed territory which has been occupied by India through its military power”. “People in (the) state presented huge sacrifices, six lakhs embraced martyrdom and we have six hundred graveyards and more than ten thousand unmarked graves.”
Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik said Delhi couldn’t break the “emotional bond of freedom” among masses, hence feels unnerved and, as such, is resorting to these “mischievous tactics and vicious game”.
Warning people about the “deceitful game” of Indian authorities, the leadership insisted that “the nation should follow every program (of the joint leadership) with persistence and wisdom and exhibit unity among its folds”.