HCJK for joint boycott campaign by pro-freedom camp

SRINAGAR: While asking people to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir (HCJK) Sunday formed a panel to analyze the possibility of coordination between pro-freedom leaders for a “joint election boycott campaign.”
In a statement, the outfit said that during a meeting presided over by Shabir Ahmad Shah, it was decided to formulate a “panel that will analyze the possibility of coordination between pro-freedom leaders so as to effectively launch the election boycott campaign.”
The meeting was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar and other Hurriyat activists held thorough discussion regarding the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The statement said that India has been active both at the political and war fronts against the people of Kashmir in order to keep them “away from their right to self-determination.”
“Through later, they seek the help of police and forces to suppress the freedom loving people while using the former to cover the crimes it commits here,” the statement said.
The meeting made it clear that “taking part in elections have yielded far more bitter consequences on Kashmiri nation than collective suppression by forces, massacres and human rights violations.”
“Kashmiri nation must realize that the so-called representatives demand votes for various developments but portray the same participation in polls as Kashmiris’ acknowledgement of Indian rule on Kashmir,” the statement said, while appealing “the nation to completely boycott the upcoming polls in the better interest of freedom movement.”
Resolving to continue the election boycott campaign with zeal and vigour at any cost, the HCJK asked people “not to cast your votes to those who martyred your children.”