Poll participation akin to enslavement: HCJK

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) Thursday held a meeting in connection with “taking forward the election boycott campaign.”
“The meeting was presided over by Shabir Ahmad Shah and was also attended by freedom party activists across the state. The meeting deliberated on the various aspects of upcoming parliamentary elections,” the outfit said in a statement.
Lashing out at government, Shah said: “If government has courage to compete with pro-freedom leadership at political level, then it should pro-freedom leaders to meet the people instead of curbing their activities and the election boycott campaign.”
Shah said the people of Jammu and Kashmir were engaged in a “freedom movement and they should not therefore commit the blunder of participating in the elections organized by the very occupational forces they are fighting.”
Shah said the pro-freedom leaders were striving “to free the nation from the clutches of Indian subjugation while as those participating in so-called elections are doing the opposite.”
It was also decided during the meeting that the outfit will continue its door to door election boycott program through lectures and pamphlets, the statement said.