Mirwaiz urges people to foster unity

Mirwaiz urges people to foster unity

Demonstration held outside Jamia Masjid against ‘killing spree’

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and Kashmir’s chief cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday called for unity among all sections of the society, saying Kashmiris “are going through the worst phase of oppression”.
“Addressing a Friday congregation at the historic grand mosque of Kashmir after three weeks, Mirwaiz said people of Kashmir should exhibit mass unity among all sections of the society the way people united against the assault on article 35-A,” the statement said.
Kashmiri youth “are being selectively killed and the resistance leadership booked under PSA which signifies the gravity of the prevailing situation in Kashmir,” he said.
The people have started feeling highly insecure as people in various villages in south Kashmir have already started migrating to other places due to fear created by the forces,” Mirwaiz claimed.
He said that genuine political, social and religious rights are being muzzled through “military might”, besides the Kashmir’s grand Mosque, Jamia Masjid is deliberately targeted “to silence the voice of people”.
The pro-freedom leader said since elections are nearing in India, “the right wing parties including RSS and BJP are leaving no stone unturned in fulfilling their agenda by resorting to ‘repression’ as part of their vote bank politics”
The statement said Mirwaiz urged for mass unity to protect and safeguard the priceless sacrifices.
Meanwhile, a peaceful protest was organized outside Jamia Masjid after Friday prayers against the “killing spree”, it reads. The protest rally was attended by the Hurriyat and Awami Action Committee members and other pro-freedom leaders.
The Hurriyat spokesman, the statement said, paid tributes to the slain Sopore militant Naseer Ahmed Teli.