Srinagar: Hailing the people of central Kashmir’s Srinagar, Budgam, and Ganderbal districts for “boycotting” the elections, the chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Sunday termed it a “befitting reply to pro-India elements”. He also called for complete shutdown on Monday against the civilian killings and on April 12 – the day so-called polls are scheduled to be held in south Kashmir.
“The boycott of sham elections has shown people’s pro-freedom sentiments and their rage against the pro-India parties and politicians,” Shah said in a statement issued to press adding the nation that remains steadfast on its mission ultimately succeed.
Shah expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of six youth saying the occupational forces didn’t spare people even on this day of “drama”.
“Despite the use of brute force against people, and arrests of resistance leadership and youth, people boycotted the so-called polls. By making police personnel, PSOs, Anganwari workers participate in elections, New Delhi cannot befool the world,” he said.
Terming the poll boycott in central Kashmir as “victory and good omen” for the freedom movement, Shah appealed the people of south Kashmir to follow the suit and “send a clear message to India that nothing less than FREEDOM is acceptable for us”.