SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday criticised the statement of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wherein she had said that ‘connecting people and regions is her mission’.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement termed Mehbooba’s remarks as “farce” saying she is “mercilessly” killing innocent people. “Being (the) head of Unified Command Council, she (Mehbooba) shares responsibility for unending bloodshed in state.”
The spokesperson said Indian authorities and their allied forces in state have waged a war on people and “tenacious” silence maintained by the international community and its continuous failure to resolve Kashmir problem would prove fatal and devastating for the whole South Asian region.
He said people in the state are facing “worst form of state-sponsored terrorism” from Indian authorities. He sought mediation of United Nations and its member countries including America, China, Turkey, Iran and Russia in resolving the long pending issue (of Kashmir) and urged them to “save people from extinction”.
He also paid tributes to youth killed in Sopore encounter and said “all those who embraced martyrdom during last week are laying their precious lives for our better future”.
While referring to the “commitment and dedication” of slain youth Javed Ahmad Dar, Showkat Ahmad Dar and Aabid Hamid Mir, said, “They serve as beacon lights and inspiration for ongoing freedom movement and their sacrifices mark as a milestone in our struggle for self-determination”.
He blamed state authorities for “crossing all limits” and expressed deep concern over the failing health of its incarcerated activist Mohd Rustum Bhat. He said continuous detention of Sikh leader Advocate Devendra Singh Behal in NIA custody is based on “political vendetta”.
Demanding immediate release of all detainees, the spokesperson said, “People’s uprising in 2016 and successful poll boycott in 2017 has frustrated state authorities (who are0 implicating resistance leaders and activists in false and fabricated cases.”
He appealed to all sections of society including intellectuals, writers, lawyers, social activists, traders, religious clerics, students and journalists to “resent and raise voice against aggressive and haughty approach of New Delhi”. “It is not only necessary for our survival but also inevitable for our existence,” he said.