Army chief’s statement a reflection of tyranical mindset: Mirwaiz

KL News Network


Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Thursday said the threat issued by General Bipin Rawat to the people of Kashmir is unfortunate and reflects a tyrannical mindset towards the people of Kashmir.

Mirwaiz said the army chief needs to ask the Executive of his country as to why is the institution of army being used by them to crush a mass political movement of people demanding their political right and why do people at the obvious risk to their lives gather? Only because they see them as freedom fighters pushed by the arrogance of Indian state which is not willing to address the Kashmir dispute politically and pushing educated youth towards armed resistance.

He said before labeling Kashmiris as anti-nations, General Rawat should realize that Kashmiri nation was not fighting any nation or any political party but striving for its just rights which the Indian state had dealt with by killing tens and thousands of Kashmiris, subjecting over ten thousand people to enforced disappearances, burying thousands in unmarked graves, damaging property worth billions of dollars, harassing people, torturing youth with third degree in interrogation centres, oppression and suppression, arrests and detentions, restrictions, custodial killings and even sending people to gallows in fake cases.

Mirwaiz said instead of reining in his “trigger-happy, unbridled, arrogant forces”, people were being threatened to face the consequences of staging peaceful protests, which would deteriorate the already worse situation.

He said the Indian military and political leadership had no other option but to come to the grips of the reality that Kashmir issue cannot be dealt with military might or with threats of war but by involving all parties to Kashmir dispute in a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue process, which could also help end political uncertainty in entire South Asia.

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