Hurriyat (M) opposes sainik colony proposal, accession remarks

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday opposed the proposal to set up a sainik colony in Kashmir and the chief minister’s accession remarks.
An Executive Council meeting of the Hurriyat Conference (M) chaired by its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was held at the conglomerate’s Rajbagh headquarters, a statement issued here said.
The meeting was attended by Hurriyat (M)’s Executive Council members.
During the meeting, the current political situation and the ongoing resistance movement, political developments at the Indo-Pak sub-continental level, and preparations for the Hafta-e-Shahadat programme that starts on May 16 were discussed.
The meeting observed that ‘proposal’ to set up a Sainik Colony in Kashmir was a “very serious issue having far reaching consequences”.
It was stressed that “the rulers of Kashmir, for their selfish interests and for safeguarding their power, had, from the day one, indulged in battering away the interests of the Jammu and Kashmir and thus weakening its disputed nature”.
“The setting up of Sainik Colonies was a step in the same direction,” the meeting observed, and stated that the proposal does not mention anything about the colony being meant only for the state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting said the statements of the government on the subject were “not credible” and “could not be believed”.
Terming the chief minister’s statement about accession as “entirely opposite to the historical and ground realities”, Hurriyat (M) said Kashmir was an internationally-accepted dispute and nobody’s personal opinion or agenda could change this “stark reality”.