Addressing the Friday congregation at the Historic Jama Masjid Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while Commenting on the recent development with regard to regional parties NC, PDP and PC said that the extreme opportunism displayed by them is appalling, to say the least even at such a time when the whole nation is reeling under worst form of “repression and killings.”
The spokesman said that for these parties it has always only been about self-serving government formation and rule. It made them betray the trust people had placed in them in 1947 when they joined hands with Delhi ignoring the wishes and universal principle of people’s will in deciding a nations fate.
And since then they have not hesitated to collaborate with New Delhi in Inflicting pain and suffering on people as a consequence of our struggle for the realisation of our political will and aspirations.
Mirwaiz said that these people often justify their actions by saying that they accepted conditional accession to Delhi with safeguards such as article 370 and 35A in place. We ask them what is state of these safeguards today? Have they even been able to defend these before the onslaught of New Delhi?
Mirwaiz said if one looks back over the past 70 years since 1947 there has been a pattern and policy of New Delhi to rule Kashmir by proxy through their selected ones first it was late Sheikh Abdullah removed by late Bakshi then late Sadiq then late Mir Qasim then followed Late Gulam Mohd Shah till When the plug was pulled on Mehbooba Mufti and the recent drama thereof. This is the trajectory of a colonial setup, not any democratic process.
Mirwaiz said, what is more, is telling is that despite these “pro-India” parties constantly pleasing and swearing by New Delhi even at the cost of betraying the aspirations and sacrifices of their own people they have not been able to even earn New Delhi’s trust, which after 70 years of their loyalty and servitude has branded them as “anti-national Pakistan agents and terror supporters.!”
Mirwaiz said I Wonder if the realisation of the daily struggle and sacrifices of their own people -whom these parties claim to represent, for deciding their destiny will ever hit them and they give up p the politics of sheer opportunism and self-interest and have the courage to join in.
Mirwaiz said if one looks back over the past 70 years since 1947 there has been a pattern and policy of New Delhi to rule Kashmir by proxy through their selected ones first it was late Sheikh Abdullah removed by late Bakshi then late Sadiq then late Mir Qasim then followed Late Gulam Mohd Shah till When the plug was pulled on Mehbooba Mufti and the recent drama thereof. This is the trajectory of a “colonial setup” not any democratic process.
Mirwaiz paid rich tribute to the six militants who were killed today during an encounter with government forces. Later on, the call of Joint Resistance Leadership APHC and AAC activists led by Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi organized a peaceful protest procession outside Jama Masjid Srinagar against the killing of Hafizullah Mir of Islamabad, a resistance leader and activist killed by unknown gunmen and continuous killing of a youth by armed forces.