SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday claimed that the criticism directed against the amalgam was not in the interest of people of Kashmir.
Alluding to the criticism of the amalgam following the claims made by former chief of the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW) AS Dulat in his book on Kashmir, a spokesman of the Hurriyat Conference in a statement here said: “Those people who directly or indirectly are subjecting (Hurriyat Conference) to constant criticism for no reason are cautioned to shun such negativism in the broader interest of Kashmiris so that evil designs of communal forces can be effectively countered.”
The statement was issued by the conglomerate after an extraordinary joint meeting of its Executive, General council and working committee members at Hurriyat headquarters here.
“The participants stated that Hurriyat Conference was steadfast on its stand regarding Kashmir dispute,” the spokesman said.
While stressing upon to adopt ideological unity on political and organizational fronts, the participants stated that the situation in the south Asia including Kashmir emerging out of the sectarian and communal thinking was an extreme cause of concern since it is influencing the thinking of people to great extent and subsequently their actions as well.
“The participants expressed concern over the aggressive posturing of communal forces in India and the way they were pursuing their communal agendas. As such, leadership needs to take people in confidence and formulate a comprehensive strategy to counter such threats posed by the communal forces and their agendas.”
Stressing that Kashmiris have always rejected politics based on communalism, the spokesman said Kashmiris who had not accepted subjugation would never accept communalism.
The Hurriyat also denounced the continuous detention of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails of J&K and outside.
“These prisoners are being treated with aggressive communal approach which is highly condemnable,” the Hurriyat Conference said, and urged International Human Rights organizations to look into the condition of Kashmiri prisoners who ii said are being denied even basic amenities.
The Hurriyat, the spokesman said, has decided to send a letter to UN general secretary to apprise him about the ‘miserable condition’ of the Kashmiri prisoners.
All the heads and representatives of the Hurriyat constituents participated in the meeting during which they discussed the ongoing political situation and took stock of organizational matters.