Shah, HCJK leaders address election boycott rallies

SRINAGAR: A delegation of Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir led by Shabir Ahmad Shah addressed various election boycott rallies in south Kashmir.
According to a statement issued by the HCJK a delegation comprising, besides Shah, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muhammad Iqbal Mir and Muhammad Yasin Ataai succeeded in addressing various gatherings in Arihal, and Sangam areas.
“However, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam were arrested by police at Litter Pulwama,” it added.
“During his speeches, Shabir Ahmad Shah, while terming the upcoming parliamentary elections as India’s design to weaken the ongoing freedom movement, appealed people to foil these designs by completely boycotting the polls,” the statement said.
Shah, according to the statement, reminded people that voting for those people who massacred our youth, hanged Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail, sentenced our pro-Hurriyat people to life imprisonments, is disloyalty to the sacred blood of our martyrs and to the freedom movement.
“Voting them to power is tantamount to crushing the wishes and aspirations of our progeny,” he added.
The delegation also distributed pamphlets among people which depicted the negative effects of elections on freedom movement.
Meanwhile, the amalgam spokesperson has severely condemned the arrest of Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq ul Islam and termed their arrest as “frustration of government”.
“The government is so scared of pro-freedom leaders that wherever they find them, they start arresting them and prevent them from meeting the people,” the spokesperson added.