SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly condemned the government action of caging pro-freedom leaders, disallowing Friday congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid and turning entire downtown and other parts of the city into a military garrison.
In a statement, Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house detention, said that repeated curbs reflect the frustration of the rulers who have accepted defeat at the hands of people’s resilience.
Terming the wave of killings and repression carried out by government forces as “state terrorism at its worst”, Mirwaiz said that forces are selectively killing Kashmiri youth to intimidate and silence all voices here.
“All these steps are destined to fail,” Mirwaiz said, adding that the Government of India should read the writing on the wall that the generation next of Kashmir is all the more ardent and impassioned to strive for the realisation of its fundamental right to self-determination and they will definitely achieve it.
He said New Delhi can delay the resolution of Kashmir dispute by use of force and military might but cannot deny it. “The resilience and sacrifices of the people will one day make them see the dawn when their dream of achieving the right to self-determination, which is the right of every nation and for which they have been yearning for past 70 years, will be realised,” he said.
Mirwaiz thanked the government and people of Pakistan for observing April 6 as a day of solidarity with the people of Kashmir and urged the country to intensify its campaign of making the world community aware of the genuine political struggle of the people of Kashmir and “brutal” human rights violations being committed here.
The Hurriyat leader also urged Pakistan to influence OIC, European Union, Amnesty International and other rights bodies across the globe to play their role in mitigating the sufferings of people of Kashmir and to seek an end to killing of youth, arrests and detentions caging of resistance leadership, immediate rollback of black laws like AFSPA.
He urged Pakistan to create an opinion across the globe so that Kashmir issue is resolved as per the aspirations of its people.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate has expressed concern and condemned the abduction and killing of young boys in Hajin by unknown gunmen, saying killing in all forms is anti-human.