Kashmiris need not stay in homes or Masjids: Asiya Andrabi

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Sunday said Kashmiris need to be “offensive” in their approach to counter the “aggression and brutality” unleashed by Indian forces across Kashmir. She appealed the pro-freedom leadership to not let the present movement die down.
In a statement issued here, Aasiya said, “It is not time to stay inside homes or Masjids. This is a crucial juncture in Kashmir’s resistance movement. Even the children and a girl have been murdered. In wake of such a repression, who could stay inside and do nothing. The present movement will prove to be a decisive factor in the Kashmir’s resistance movement.”
Aasiya said rather than asking people to stop protesting against the continuous “repression” by Indian forces, the leadership “must take an active part in the present movement and shouldn’t let it die down. “The time for a defensive approach is over, it is time to be offensive,” she said.
The DeM chief said Indian forces including the J&K Police have become “blood thirsty” and are targeting everyone. “These murderers aren’t sparing anyone,” she said.
Paying tributes to Burhan Muzaffar Wani, Andrabi said the Hizb commander “gave a new life to the armed struggle against Indian occupation in Kashmir”.    “His innovative methods of resistance were extra-ordinary. Not only did he infuse a new life to the armed resistance but by adopting these tactics and by his motivational speeches, he became a hero of Kashmiris,” she said, adding, “One Burhan has been martyred but now India will have to face thousands of Burhans who have taken the pledge to follow his footsteps.”