Mirwaiz angered over Handwara youth’s killing


Hurriyat Conference (M), Chairman Mirwaiz Omar Farooq Thursday expressed deep grief and anger at the killing of young student Shahid Bashir Wani.

Mirwaiz in a statement issued here said that the student was picked up by the Indian army and killed in cold blood.

Mirwaiz asked how long will we carry the dead bodies of our youth killed with impunity by our oppressors, while the world looks the other the way and does not raise its voice against such brutality.

“I earnestly appeal to the UN to all members of international community, to all those who believe in basic right to life to the rights organizations to civil society members to intellectuals and to people in India to ask Government of India to stop its policy of severe repression against the people of Kashmir and resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of the people of J&K,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.

 Regarding the attempt to abrogate Article 35 A Mirwaiz said it is directly aimed at changing the demographic character of the state that will have a direct bearing on our Right to self-determination guaranteed by the Indian state at the UN and ratified by the world body.

He said since coming to power the current dispensation in New Delhi is constantly engaged in fulfilling its long term agenda of total integration of J&K with the Indian Union through a demographic change and is using the judicial route for this purpose.

Mirwaiz said people of Kashmir will never allow it to happen and will fight out this grave assault as they have been bravely and peacefully fighting for their fundamental right since the past seventy years.

He said that Government of India considers Jammu Kashmir as its colony and attempts everything in its control to suppress the resistance of the people of Jammu Kashmir. On the GST issue, Indian leaders are boasting that through its implementation in Jammu Kashmir it has succeeded in economic integration of J&K with rest of India. Likewise demonetization is being flaunted as “hugely successful “because it supposedly has diluted Kashmiri resistance movement.

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