Srinagar: Dukhtaran e Millat(DeM) president Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Thursday asked pro-freedom leaders not to rely on hartals only to register protest and devise an effective counter strategy.
She appealed people to express solidarity with the families of the three Hizb militants and the civilian “martyred recently”, by reaching their homes today.
“Four more sons of the soil were killed. We observed one more hartal and life returned to normal. We should understand that a hartal is a compulsion and a way to register protest but it can neither be an appropriate reaction nor can we achieve our goal of freedom by strikes only,” a DeM spokesperson, quoting Andrabi, said in a statement
She said that India was busy using different strategies to “change the culture and demography of Jammu Kashmir but our oppressed nation is not able to effectively counter it which is a matter of concern”.
“Kashmir issue is re-emerging as an international dispute and India has got a message that she will have to shun the rigidness one day and hold a plebiscite but she wants to change the demography before the day comes,” Andrabi, who has been put under house arrest since Wednesday, said.
She said that the killings continue in Kashmir and we are unable to “stop India”. She appealed the leadership and suggested a seminar wherein people, who practically matter, join heads to devise an effective strategy and put a solid program before the nation.
“Off late we have been doing a reactive politics but the fact of the matter is that this way we cannot reach anywhere, let’s devise an effective and offensive strategy to end the Indian occupation,” she said and hoped that the nation will follow any solid and effective program religiously.
Dem president paid glowing tributes to those martyred recently in north Kashmir and appealed the people to reach to their families today and show soldiery with them.
She said that the families of all the martyrs should rest assured that the whole nation was with them and the sacrifices their loved ones have made will bear fruits.