#Day52: Incarcerated Mirwaiz Cautions People Against Anti-Resistance and Anti-Unity Forces

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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq being arrested on way to Eidgah on August 26, 2016.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq being arrested on way to Eidgah on August 26, 2016 – the day Mirwaiz was arrested in the evening and lodged at sub-jail Chasma Shahi.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who has been arrested, in a statement issued from the jail Monday appealed people of Kashmir that Kashmir’s struggle for Right to Self Determination had entered into a “sensitive phase where both the leadership and the people had to remain united, steadfast and extremely cautious in order to take the Kashmir issue to its logical conclusion”.

Stressing that “oppression in the form of violence, arrests and house arrests” cannot keep Kashmiris from demanding their basic rights or carrying forward their resistance movement, Mirwaiz said, “these tactics would not cow down the people or the leadership into submission.”

Appealing people to stay vigilant of the anti-resistance and anti-unity forces and those indulging in rumour mongering and false propaganda, the APHC-m Chairperson urged the people to follow the programs given by the unified resistance leadership “in letter and spirit”.

Meanwhile, condemning imposition of curfew and undeclared curfew, restrictions and curbs for the 52nd straight day, use of excessive force on peaceful protest demonstrations and marches, injuring peaceful protestors with pellet guns and tear gas shells, arbitrary arrests and slapping PSAs for booking a large number of youth, an APHC-m spokesperson said, “such tactics would not be able to break the will and resolve of the freedom-loving people of Kashmir or force them into giving up on their struggle for Right to Self Determination.”

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