A joint meeting of Hurriyat (M) executive, general and working committee members was Wednesday convened by senior hurriyat leader, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat at hurriyat headquarters Rajbagh. Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be house arrest, addressed the gathering through video conferencing.
The participants in the meeting discussed the situation in Shopian in the aftermath killings and ongoing political situation. Raising serious concern over the overall situation in Shopian due to continuous imposition of curfew and the hardships faced by the inhabitants, the participants expressed complete solidarity with the people of Shopian.
The meeting decided that on the coming Friday, September 20, Hurriyat (M) chairman along with leadership and workers would march towards Shopian to force the anti-people authorities to revoke curfew and offer Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Shopian. The participants appealed the people of the peripheral district like Kulgam Pulwama and Islamabad to march towards the Shopian on Friday to express solidarity with the people, offer Nimaaz at jamia Masjid, and pay rich tributes to the five innocent gunned down by Indian troops in cold blood.
The meeting decided that Mirwaiz would lead the march from Jamia masjid, Agha Syed Hassan Al Moosvi from Badgam, Moulana Abbas Ansari from Gund Pattan, prof Abdul Gani Bhat from Botengoo Sopore, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza from islambad, Zaffar Akbar Bhat from Chanapora, Javed Ahmad Mir from Lal chowk, Hakim Abdul Rashid fromLal Bazaar, Saleem geelani from Ganderbal, and Syed Bashir Andrabi from pulwama would march along with hurriyat activists.
Meanwhile Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told KNS that if the curfew was lifted from shopian before Friday, then only hurriyat leadership would march towards Shopian.
“If they lifted curfew before Friday, only hurriyat leadership would then march towards shopian.” Mirwaiz told KNS Calling upon the UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon to play role in addressing the Kashmir issue, the meeting appealed Moon to stress upon the leadership of India and Pakistan to solve the Kashmir issue who would be attending the UN general assembly session by the end of this month.
The participants further appealed UN to stress upon India to revoke draconian powers granted to its armed forces in Kashmir. They said through these black laws India was usurping the rights of people and arresting the pro-resistance leadership and putting restrictions on their political and social activities.
Meanwhile, the hurriyat spokesman has denounced the continuous detention of Mirwaiz saying such aggression against the pro-resistance leadership won’t deter it from pursuing the peoples cause for which they have laid sacrifices.
Hurriyat spokesman has further condemned the house arrest of senior party leader Zaffar Akbar Bhat.