Srinagar: Mahaz-a-Azadi’s patron Mohammad Azam Inqilabi has hailed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for calling for boycott of the forthcoming “farcical and sham elections in Kashmir.”
“It is heartening to know that the high profile pacifist resistance leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has rejected the so-called elections in Kashmir as a fraud and farce that is aimed at hoodwinking the world community,” Inqilabi said in a statement Saturday.
“Hope Kashmiris will respond to boycott call of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Syed Ali Geelani with patriotic fervour and resolve,” he said.
“Kashmiris, through peaceful and complete boycott, can force the Delhi rulers to adopt a realistic stand regarding Kashmir. Indian rulers will certainly abandon the path of intransigence and obduracy on Kashmir to seek an early peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue.
“So now onwards the favourite slogan of Kashmiris should be−‘Boycott dikhav, emaan bachav; boycott dikhav, jawaan bachav’ (Save emaan and youth through complete peaceful boycott),” Inqilabi added.
He said it is the democratic and constitutional right of Kashmiris to launch an effective boycott campaign. “So Army and police personnel should not do anything to sabotage the peaceful campaign of resistance leaders. Unwarranted and unjustified intervention of police and armed forces will be tantamount to brinkmanship that will simply invite the wrath and revenge.”