SRINAGAR: Appealing people not to get swayed by the “hollow and false slogans” of those “whose hands are smeared with the blood of our youth”, the National Front on Friday said pro-India politicians of the state are the “main culprits responsible for the killing of our young generation”.
In a statement issued here, a Front spokesman termed the pro-India politicians as “collaborators of bloodshed and genocide of Kashmiri people and paid goons of Delhi”, saying they can “never represent our aspirations”.
“They (pro-India politicians) are on New Delhi’s pay rolls. How can they feel our pain? They snatched eyesight of our youth, looted properties, resorted to arson and plunder but couldn’t break our resolve,” he said.
The spokesman said India must shun “stubborn” attitude and “read writing on the wall that arrests, arbitrary measures, and killings won’t deter us from pursuing the just mission”.
“We have rendered enormous sacrifices and there is no option left for us other than pursuing the mission of our martyrs. Though India and its stooges left no stone unturned to sway our youth, we are proud of our youth and hail their commitment which conveyed a clear message to the world that nothing less than freedom is the ultimate goal of Kashmiris,” he said.
The spokesman urged people to follow the programme of pro-freedom leadership with discipline while hailing those organisations and people from the world who expressed solidarity with Kashmiris.
“Though our voice was suppressed and ties snapped, still our plight was heard. We are obliged and grateful to the international community and Pakistan for their moral support,” the spokesman said and expressed condolences and solidarity with the bereaved families besides prayed for speedy recovery of those injured during the more than two-week anti-India uprising in Valley.
Slamming Indian media for its “biased” approach while reporting in Kashmir, the spokesman said instead of taking into account the “brutalities” committed by 8 lakh Indian forces, this media is misleading the international community.
He expressed hope that the international community would respect the sentiments of the people of Jammu Kashmir and allow them to express their aspirations as guaranteed by the UN charter.
“We demand our basic right of self-determination promised to us by India through the UN resolutions. We are not begging, it is our birth right; even the then prime minister of India Pandit Nehru in UN has promised to allow the people of J&K their right of self-determination,” the NF spokesman said.