Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC)organised a seminar on Thursday titled “Responsibility of Leadership in Safeguarding the Sanctity of Martyrdom” was held at the amalgam’s Rajbagh headquarters.
Rich tributes were paid to Shaheed-e-Milat MirwaizMoulana Muhammad Farooq, Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khwaja Abdul Gani Lone and martyrs of Hawal massacre of May 21, 1990.
On the occasion, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “Kashmir is not an issue of economic doles or privileges but a political and humanitarian issue, and it is our consistent stand that this issue can be resolved either by implementation of UN Resolutions on Kashmir or through a sustained result oriented meaningful dialogue among India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir and that military might can’t muzzle the genuine aspirations of people of Kashmir.”
On Ramadan ceasefire Mirwaiz said that no temporary initiative can prove fruitful unless steps are taken to address the basic dispute of Kashmir. He asked what next after this month? “Will Government of India start killing people of Kashmir again?” he said.
Mirwaiz said that “the people of Kashmir are engaged in a struggle based on the internationally accepted principal of right to self-determination and in order to crush this genuine struggle of the people, the repressive measures used by the government of India are faced and fought with complete determination and unity by the people of Kashmir will bear fruit”.
Mirwaiz said the it is a fact that people of Kashmir have rejected “fear” and have become resilient.Mirwaiz said that besides resistance leadership every segment of society including lawyers, traders, students, businessmen, employees, and teachers have to share the responsibility to take the movement forward.
In his address, JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said that the present dispensation at New Delhi has decided to kill and thrash Kashmiris. He said operation all out started by the GoI through its forces in Kashmir was not only against militants but against the political pro-freedom leadership too. He said in such circumstances, where Delhi’s intentions are clear, the only option left with the Kashmiri people is to resist this onslaught with unity.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Abdul GaniBhat said the Kashmiri nation is a wise nation and people like him are not the watchmen of darkness but light. He stressed on forging unity on all fronts till the final goal is achieved.
Hurriyat leader Bilal Gani Lone said that when we talk of collective leadership then individual approaches and agendas are to be made subservient to the collective cause.