Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Wednesday, convened a meeting of the executive council of APHC at the party headquarters. The meeting was chaired by Mirwaiz after being released from a prolonged period of house arrest and was attended by the executive members, including Professor Abdul Gani Bhat, Musadiq Adil, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, and APHC political advisor Abdul Majid Banday.
The deterioration of the current political situation by each passing day in Kashmir was taken up in the meeting. Policies adopted by the state to muzzle the voice of masses, bans, gag orders and crushing the political aspirations of youth in the Valley by using excessive force torturing and arresting of them was discussed.
The participants said that students, being a part of the society, cannot be immune to their repressive surroundings and have been forced to take to the streets.
It was decided that it was time that those in power must understand and accept that military build-up and subsequent extreme repression will not be able to strangulate the people’s voice demanding the right to self-determination.
“Centre must accept the reality and listen to the demand of the people, who have been living in a state of uncertainty,” the meeting felt.