Situation in Kashmir highly volatile: AAC

Situation in Kashmir highly volatile: AAC
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SRINAGAR: Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Sunday said it held an extraordinary meeting of its members and activists at party headquarters Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal here.

AAC in a statement said that present situation in Kashmir was highly volatile and explosive in nature and that the GoI and its lakhs of forces present at every inch of Kashmir are busy killing, maiming and harassing Kashmiris across the length and breadth.

There is an atmosphere of fear all around, the statement said and quoted AAC members as saying that all the basic principles of democracy and humanity are trampled in Kashmir through military might and every voice that is raised against the injustices is silenced through force.

AAC further said that Kashmiris are being punished for just demanding their legitimate birth right as entire Valley has been turned into a slaughterhouse where the blood of innocent people flows on daily basis.

The participants of the meeting strongly condemned the use of force during CASO against the inmates, arresting youth and thrashing the elderly including women and blowing up the houses by using explosives.

They strongly denounced the frequent curbs on the movement of AAC patron and Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, terming it ultimate political vendetta.

The members also took a dig at the present administration for “a fresh wave of repression which includes frequent search operations, arrest of youth and resistance leaders, sealing of Kashmir’s religious and spiritual centre – the historic Jamia Masjid on Fridays”.

They said AAC is one of the founding organisations that stood against New Delhi’s “forcible control” on Kashmir. “Even today, every single activist of the forum is committed and is steadfast towards the goal of right to self determination,” the members observed.

AAC will continue to pursue the goal with full motivation and zeal and that no member will budge from the basic stand of the party, they added.

“The participants paid rich tributes to AAC founder ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’ Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq and all the martyrs and took a pledge to protect the mission of martyrs at every level,” the statement said.

The participants also stressed on every rank and file to follow the JRL programmes in letter and spirit.

At the end, Mufti Ghulam Rasool Samoon led special prayers for the martyrs and people of Kashmir.

The meeting was chaired by senior AAC leader Mohammad Shafi Khan while Sufi Mushtaq Ahmad, Ghulam Qadir Beig, Peer Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat, Moulvi Khazir Muhammad, Farooq Ahmed Saudagar, Muhammad Sidiq spoke on the occasion, the statement said.