Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday said voices against “wrong policies and fascism of Indian rulers” are rising across the country which can be a “devastating storm in the offing”.
In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the conglomerate, Ayaz Akbar, said the “illegal” detention of SAR Geelani and JNU students and registration of sedition cases against them “badly exposed the democratic claims of India before the world community and the growing intolerance in this country is apparent now”.
“Though India claims to be the world’s largest democracy, the JNU episode has proven that there is complete ban on the freedom of expression in India and the people of this nation are being denied their birth, basic and democratic rights,” Akbar said.
He said besides minorities, the lower caste Hindus too are raising voice against the “hooliganism” of 5 percent Brahmans “who are holding this entire nation as hostage and want to convert it into a Brahman imperialist power”.
Akbar said whatever happened from JNU to Hyderabad and Jadavpur Universities “is the result and reaction of the arrogance of power and the suppression of the weaker sections by this country”. “This reaction will get stronger with each passing day. Very soon, the people everywhere in India will revolt against this system.”
Thanking people for observing complete shutdown, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman said today’s strike was a clear message of Kashmiris against the “unjust” arrest of SAR Geelani, Kanhaiya Kumar, Omar Khalid and other JNU students and registration of sedition charges against them. “Kashmiris will again take to roads if SAR Geelani and JNU students are not released forthwith.”
He said the shutdown “was also against that section of Indian media which always sides with the oppressor and violates all the principles and values of journalism”.