SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday chaired a meeting of his faction of Hurriyat Conference’s Executive Council at its Rajbagh headquarters. The meeting was attended by the executive members Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Muhammad Musadiq Adil and Mukhtar Ahmad Waza.
Spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said the meeting discussed the present political situation in Jammu and Kashmir and took stock of the organisational affairs besides the issues confronting the resistance movement.
The meeting castigated the government for frequently caging Mirwaiz at his residence and barring him from carrying out his political, religious and social obligations, terming it as “autocratic mindset of the ruling regime”.
“The meeting expressed serious concern over the unending bloodshed, killing of innocents, harassment of youth, frequent searches in every nook and corner of valley and the reign of terror unleashed by government forces under the patronage of ruling regime,” the spokesperson said, adding, “History is witness that no genuine struggle can be crushed through military might. Such repressive measures can neither break the resolve of resistance leadership nor the people of Kashmir.”
It also discussed the measures to make the conglomerate more vibrant and enhance its functional capacity by increasing political activities and contacts with the people. “The political stand of APHC in line with its constitution has always proved to be effective and genuine,” he said.
Expressing concern over the situation of confrontation among the powerful nations of South Asia, the participants said that to protect the human values and dignity of humankind, it is time to avoid confrontation and take concrete steps to resolve the vexed issue by means of a sustained and meaningful dialogue with active participation of all the stakeholders.
They said the resolution of Kashmir issue is imperative to end the sufferings, pain of people and political uncertainty of the region.
The Executive Council also prayed for the early recovery of its executive member Masroor Abbas Ansari who recently underwent a complicated surgery and expressed hope that he will soon resume his responsibilities at political and social levels.
At the end of the meeting the participants condemned the killing of a mentally-challenged elderly person Syed Habibullah of Soibugh, Budgam stating that “forces even don’t spare the mentally disabled person”.