Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Tuesday that the government of India and its local partners were hitting at political, religious and social fabric of Kashmiris in a bid to change the disputed status of Kashmir and to weaken the resistance movement.
He stressed upon unity among the resistance leadership and people for protecting the freedom movement, Kashmiri nationalism and the Muslim-majority character of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mirwaiz asked people to counter the attempts being made to change the demography and disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, adding “the responsibility does not lie on any particular individual or political party alone but was the collective responsibility of the entire Kashmiri nation”.
Appealing people to make the joint programme announced by the resistance leadership a success, he said the leadership had presented a joint programme before the nation for tackling a “barrage of anti-Kashmir policies on anvil”.
He was addressing a one-day delegate session of the Singhpora Block of the APHC at Singhpora Pattan.
He said in the name of setting up of Sainik colonies, separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits, refugee colonies, and new industrial policy, efforts were being made to grab the land of the people of Jammu Kashmir. The Mirwaiz declared that APHC will not stay silent over these issues and will protect the rights of the people of Kashmir at all costs.
The APHC Chairman said the conglomerate was not against the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley but was against their settlement in the separate townships and would oppose such moves.
Paying tributes to the people of Singhpora Pattan for their contribution and sacrifices toward the ongoing resistance movement, the Mirwaiz said APHC would remain connected with the people at all times and at all costs and that the conglomerate would be strong only when its constituents are strong and a strong APHC would take the resistance movement forward.
During his address, Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari, while welcoming the APHC Chairman and the APHC delegates thanked the people of Singhpora Pattan for making this delegate session a success.
Stressing that Kashmir issue was not an issue of water, electricity, benefits or concessions but an issue concerning the political future of 1.25 crore people which had kept the two nuclear neighbours India and Pakistan in a confrontation mode for the past seven decades.
Senior APHC leaders, Muhammad Musadiq Adil and Javaid Ahmad Mir also addressed the delegate session.