Hurriyat (M) Conference on Wednesday strongly denounced the continuous house detention of amalgam chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, thereby barring him from social, religious and political obligations terming it highly undemocratic, authoritarian and dictatorial. The step is an eye opener as to how the rights of people in Kashmir are trampled through “military might.”
The spokesman termed the continuous house detention of aged leader Syed Ali Geelani at his house, lodging JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik at Kothibagh police station, arresting Hurriyat leaders leaders including Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Engineer Hilal War and dozens of other resistance leaders, youths and also the Imam’s of various masjids, as a worst form of “state terrorism”. The statement said that on one hand massive crackdown has been launched on the resistance camp and jails are filled with them and on the other hand, election drama is being enacted by banking on the thousands of forces who are deployed across length and breadth of Kashmir.
The statement said that in presence of lakhs of forces across Kashmir, the valley has been turned into a “military garrison” where elections are being held under the barrel of gun just to give an impression to the world community that people of Kashmir were free and happy, but the fact remains that the world community has realized that people of Kashmir are subjected worst form of state “terrorism” and GoI is playing election drama just to buy time and divert world attention.
The statement said that instead of beating the drums of polls that have been rejected by the people, GoI must understand the ground realities and take concrete steps for resolving this vexed dispute as per the wishes and aspirations of its people so that peace returns in South Asia. The statement said that the only way to resolve Kashmir is to hold a plebiscite or to involve all three parties to the dispute i.e. people of Kashmir, India, and Pakistan for a meaningful and result-oriented dialogue.