SRINAGAR:Expressing concern over the “highhandedness” of the men in uniform, Hurriyat Conference (G) leader and Jammu Kashmir National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, on Thursday said that not paying heed to “peaceful and democratic” movement would have “disastrous consequences in near future”.
In a statement issued here, he also condemned the maiming of thousands of unarmed protesters, saying, “The men in uniform have been given clear instructions to use blind force to silent the peace loving Kashmiris and crush their democratic movement”.
“People of Kashmir have exhibited utmost discipline during the last more than two months of mass uprising, and they want a permanent resolution to the Kashmir dispute, so that the people of India, Pakistan and Kashmir can live peaceful and dignified life,” he said.
“However, the freedom-loving Kashmiris’ properties are being damaged and a new ‘operation ransacking’ has been started in the valley to silent peaceful protesters. This kind of oppression, suppression and tyranny will have dangerous consequences,” he added.
If peaceful people were not paid “serious heed”, they will definitely feel dejected and it will lead to “nothing but catastrophe”.
“Had New Delhi listened to pro-freedom Kashmiris in time, the situation would not have been like this,” Khan said. “It is high time for India to shun the path of arrogance and accept the historical facts vis-a-vis Kashmir dispute.”
He said New Delhi was busy in “committing every sort of atrocities” of which “damaging private properties is a part”.
“The instructions to use force blindly against the unarmed Kashmiris and damage their private properties have been given from those who have started to deceive people by using terms like ‘Insanyat’ and ‘Jumhuriyat’,” Khan said.
Khan praised the “steadfastness” of the people who have been organising peaceful rallies despite the forces’ response.
“Can’t these so-called preachers of so called ‘Insanyat’ and ‘Jumhuriyat’ see the mounting figures of injured at the hands of police and forces,” he asked.