SRINAGAR: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Monday denounced the restrictions imposed by the government on the movement of pro-freedom leadership.
Government on Monday thwarted the proposed joint march to the Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib by placing the resistance leadership under house detention and by arresting scores of their party leaders and activists.
“The government action is s the worst kind of the state terrorism. We were scheduled to offer Zuhr prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar and had to jointly lead a march to the Martyrs’ Graveyard to pay our respect and homage to those people who have sacrificed their precious lives for the better future of our nation but the government used its entire force to sabotage this peaceful event,” Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said in a statement.
Geelani said that the NC, PDP, Peoples Conference, Congress and BJP were “all the same.” “All these parties have made sold out the blood of the martyrs and these parties are equally responsible for the bloodshed of the common Kashmiris,” he alleged.
“These parties have no justification to visit the Martyrs’ Graveyards because they have betrayed with the sacrifices of martyrs of July 1931 and they are the reason behind the slavery of the Kashmiri nation,” he added.
Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed the government action as “the worst display of state sponsored terrorism.”
While condemning the imposition of curfew in many parts of Srinagar, restrictions on offering prayers at historic Jamia Masjid, placing pro-freedom leaders either house arrest or in lockup, Mirwaiz said the way government used the force and arrest tactics to sabotage the tribute programme of July 13 Martyrs’ Day “shows the dictatorial and undemocratic attitude of the puppet rulers.”
“These are the double standards of pro-India politicians and the ruling regime as on the one hand restrictions were imposed on the true representatives of the people while on the other the puppet rulers, to mislead the world, under a high security blanket, placed wreaths on the martyrs’ graves,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.
He alleged that the pro-Indian politics works “on deceit.”
JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik while paying tributes to the July 13 martyrs said that on this day the Kashmiris raised their voices against illegal occupation, oppressive regime and tyranny. “Dozens of Kashmiris endured bullets on their chests but refused to bow their heads before the forces of falsehood. Present struggle is actually the continuance of the struggle started in 1931,” he said.
Malik, who is under house detention, said it was ironical that rulers and other pro-India forces “despite being agents and part and parcel of oppressors celebrate martyr’s day and shower flowers on the graves of these martyrs.”
“These people have no shame as they are oppressing people in resistance day in and day out.”
He said that the arrests, restrictions, curfew, house arrests and other measures to curb a joint programme of all resistance parties have proved that these authorities “don’t believe in any democratic value.”
“Mufti Sayeed and his government have decided to use oppressive measures and choke all the political space why he is practicing hypocritical politics. Instead of practicing this double faced politics why doesn’t he arrest all the resistance leadership and activists and put them in jail?” Malik questioned.