‘SRINAGAR: The Executive Council of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday held an emergency meeting to discuss the “volatile situation” that has emerged in wake of (New Delhi’s attempts to) abrogate “all the legal and constitutional (provisions) to turn Muslim majority into a minority in Jammu and Kashmir”.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said the meeting was presided over by general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji.
“The meeting expressed concern on this grave issue and termed it as a ‘do or die’ matter for the people of Kashmir,” the spokesperson said. “We are at the crossroads of our history where the nation has to decide whether to live or perish (following) Indian political, economic and cultural aggression.”
“The meeting strongly felt that to defeat the nefarious designs of Indian aggression, be it in the form of economic, geographic, political or cultural, the need of the hour is a strong unity amongst all the sections of the society,” he said.
The spokesperson said the meeting pledged to fully support the programme chalked out by the joint resistance leadership (JRL) in letter and spirit and termed the unanimous support by all the trade unions, Bar Association, employees, intellectuals, transporters and students as “highly laudable”.
Hurriyat cautioned the “freedom loving” people to “remain vigilant of the pro-Indian political hypocrites and black-sheep who have been instrumental in the abrogation of all the legal and constitutional provisions for their petty political benefits”.
Any imbalance in the demography of Jammu and Kashmir amounts to opening of flood-gates of “Indian aggression”. “People will be rendered homeless, jobless and strange fellows in their homeland if Article 35-A, Article 370 and other provisions of PSA which prohibit lodgement of prisoners outside state jails, are tempered,” the meeting observed.
The participants expressed serious concern over “importing Patwaris and Tehsildars from outside JK, sale and purchase of our land to the Indian capitalists and sending those incarcerated even under section 107 or 13 ULA to Tihar Jail etc”.
These are “deep conspiracies” which are raised to divert attention of people from their “legitimate movement” for right to self-determination; Hurriyat said and appealed the UN Secretary General to “take cognisance of Indian aggression to change the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir” and resolve Kashmir issue.
The amalgam condemned the arrest of its senior leaders Hakeem Abdul Rashid and Umar Aadil Dar.
Meanwhile, a high level delegation of Hurriyat visited the residence of slain militant Mudasir Ahmad Bhat at Barzulla Srinagar and expressed condolence with the bereaved family.