‘All of them have been responsible for barbarities of past 70 years’
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Wednesday that “passionate and emotional speeches” over the “mass murder of innocent Kashmiris” are being made in the assembly “only to woo voters and grab power”.
At its Executive Council meeting chaired by Mirwaiz, Hurriyat (M) termed as “drama” the pandemonium in the assembly over the killing and maiming of hundreds of people during the uprising last year.
“People are keenly watching the drama unfolding in the so-called assembly where much hue and cry is being raised about the mass murder of innocent Kashmiris in the past five months. Passionate and emotional speeches are being made to show solidarity and concern for Kashmiris,” a Hurriyat spokesman said in a statement.
“But Kashmiris are not so naive and they fully know that these are just empty words and the noise is being made for public consumption with an eye on votes and the ultimate aim of getting to the chair,” he added.
The spokesman said that “have not all of them (the political parties) at one point or the other been the frontal face of these barbarities perpetuated upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir during the past 70 years in general and the last 30 years in particular?”
“In fact they have always extended their tacit supporters in undermining the rights of Kashmiris,” the spokesman said.
The meeting said that if the politicians crying hoarse about killing of Kashmiris and oppression “really mean what they say”, they should register their protest and concern through pro-active means “rather than empty words” so that a “strong message is sent to India and the world that things are greatly amiss in Kashmir and people of Kashmir have been demanding their political right to self-determination.”
The meeting, according to the spokesman, took stock of the “current political and movement in Kashmir” and discussed in detail the progress on the “transition to a long-term strategy for people’s right of self determination.”