Kashmiris wise enough to understand govt’s gimmicks: Hurriyat (M)

Denounces Mirwaiz’s house detention

SRINAGAR: Expressing “grave” resentment over the continuous house detention of its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday termed the government decision as a policy of “political revenge and harassment”.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said the “shameful and dictatorial decision of the ruling regime of caging the Mirwaiz for long periods of time is the acceptance of their defeat”.
He said government is not able to face Mirrwaiz on a political turf and hence is resorting to “illegal means of force and military might” against him.
The spokesperson said the frequent house detention of Mirwaiz is also aimed at stopping him from representing the aspirations of the “occupied” people of Kashmir and raising his voice against “oppression” perpetuated upon them.
“It is the height of hypocrisy that on one hand, the subservient partner of the authoritarian ruling regime, PDP, sermonises and uses sugar-coated terms of ‘dialogue’, ‘reconciliation’ and ‘mutual trust building among stakeholders’ for the resolution of Kashmir dispute; and on the other hand, it deals with an iron fist caging, banning, barring and gagging every voice of dissent and disagreement, unleashing unprecedented oppression in the form of unabated human rights violations, killings of innocents, maiming and blinding civilians, incarceration, torture and all kinds of atrocities to inflict pain on the people of Kashmir.”
“While such a situation festers on ground and resistance leadership continues to remain caged in their own homes or jails, a drama is being enacted to create confusion and to divert the attention from the deteriorating ground situation in Kashmir by talking about such looking good things like dialogue, which in reality have lost their meaning for the people,” he added.
The spokesperson said the people of Kashmir are “wise enough to see through these gimmicks and won’t allow any conspiracy aimed at changing the basic discourse of Kashmir dispute to succeed”.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed heartfelt condolence on the demise of the sister of ‘Shaheed-e-Azeemat’ Sheikh Abdul Aziz. He expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for the highest place in Jannah for the departed soul.