Join people to resist ‘Indian occupation’, Aasiyeh tells employees’ unions, trade bodies

SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhatarn-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Saturday urged the government and non-government employees associations and trade unions to stand united with the people.
“All employees associations including EJAC, KUTA and others and all the trade unions must stand up and should join hands with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in this fight against the Indian occupation,” she said in a statement issued here.
Andrabi said that before defying any programme, these associations must keep in mind that in the past 22 days, at least 51 Kashmiris, including women, were killed and more than 200 persons lost their eyesight.
Besides, thousands of others have been injured, she said.
“The way people have responded is a proof that Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir stand united to free from the slavery of India and take this resistance movement to its logical conclusion,” she said.
These organisations, she said, shouldn’t be intimidated by “the threats from the pro-India lobby” and shouldn’t violate any programmes announced by the pro-resistance leadership.
“Since the martyrdom Burhan Muzzafar Wani, the people of Kashmir have taken the ongoing resistance movement to another level by offering a stiff resistance to the brutalities unleashed by the Indian occupational forces from the past 22 days,” she said.
“So, we must remember that the spate of these killings and will only stop when we will unanimously resist the brutal Indian occupation of JK.”
She further called for a complete social boycott of the pro-India politicians and their activists as already announced by the resistance leadership. “We must implement this call in letter and spirit so that these anti-Kashmir forces either leave the Valley or join the resistance movement as happened in 1989,” she added.
“By implementing the social boycott, all these black sheep will be exposed and will be forced to leave from here,” she added.
Dukhtaran chief appealed people to march to the martyrs’ graveyards in their respective areas and should pledge to take “the movement, for which lakhs of Kashmiris have sacrificed their lives, to its logical conclusion”.
“People should also paint every road and every wall in Kashmir with pro-resistance and anti-India graffiti to show to the world that we stand united against the brutal Indian occupation,” she added.