Srinagar: Calling Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Kashmir “meaningless”, chairperson of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, said on Thursday that such visits were “deceptive” tactics to make the international community believe that Government of India was concerned about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“These Indian authorities keep visiting to express fake concern and hoodwink the international community to believe that they care for the loss to the lives and properties of people of Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
In a statement, Aasiyeh said that the press conference addressed by Rajnath Singh along with Mehbooba Mufti made clear that the “puppet” CM had taken the people of Kashmir for granted.
“Her statements exposed the fact that she has bought the chair by selling off the lives, properties, prestige and land of the Kashmiri people to her BJP masters. Mehbooba doesn’t care about the wishes, dignity, prestige or the lives of lakhs of Kashmiris. All she wants is the chair of CM. She can go to any extent to save it,” Aasiyeh said.
She said that this “shameless woman” should understand that people of Kashmir hardly care for their lives and properties when it comes to fighting for their religion. “We are ready to sacrifice everything and anything for our religion and to protect our Muslim identity. We are on roads against the illegal Indian occupation and with every passing day, more and more people will come out and will not rest until India leaves this occupied territory,” she said.
Responding to Rajnath Singh’s statement that “India can’t see its future without JK”, Andrabi said that people of Kashmir can’t even think of their future with India. “We have sacrificed lakhs of lives and will sacrifice everything to safeguard our religious identity and our dignity as we know that it is not safe with India,” she said.
“ We have been witnessing since the past seven decades that India doesn’t value the lives and properties of people of JK and today’s press conference only consolidated this fact that they can exceed any limit of brutality only to keep this Valley illegally occupied,” she said.
She said that Singh’s visit was as “futile” as his last one, as no one barring India’s “stooges” met him. “Even traders declined to meet him. The traders, employees, hoteliers have suffered the most but have not budged from the stand that JK is a disputed territory and they will continue to struggle unanimously with people against the Indian occupation,” she said.
She said that for the past 50 days every section of society had proved to the world that no matter how much losses they suffer, they will continue this struggle until it reaches its logical conclusion. “For that we need to be steadfast and seek the Allah Almighty’s help by holding special prayers so that we are able to achieve what we have been demanding,” she said.
She asked people to expose the “black sheep” and “opportunists” in society.
“Don’t be afraid of extended deployment of forces. It only clarifies how strong we are in our resolve that India has been forced to send more and more forces to stop us,” she said.
She said that Pakistan should continue its support and should aggressively propagate the Kashmir resistance movement through its foreign offices in international forums.