KL News Network
Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday welcomed the statement of the British parliamentarians that people of Kashmir should be given the right of self-determination to determine their own future in accordance with the provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions just like it was given to British people in the form of Brexit vote.
Mirwaiz said holding a referendum is the most transparent and democratic way to determine people’s will and give them a fair chance express their choice. It is a simple way of resolving disputes avoiding wars and human sufferings and moving towards peace and progress, said a statement.
Referring to outgoing US national security adviser Susan Rice warning that nuclear powered India and Pakistan’s constant skirmishes over Kashmir can lead to catastrophic scenarios globally, Mirwaiz said this recognition of the Kashmir dispute and its disastrous global ramifications makes its resolution all the more urgent.
Mirwaiz said let better sense prevail upon the leadership of the subcontinent and let us resolve the issue once for all and save our current and future generations from a life of uncertainty mistrust and animosity.
Addressing the Friday congregation at Jama Masjid Srinagar, Mirwaiz termed the detention of hundreds of youth, children and elderly Kashmiris held in jails, police stations and detention centres in and outside the State in the biting cold of chilling winter as the worst form of political vendetta exhibited by the ruling class.
Mirwaiz said the government had no moral authority to detain these people in jails and police stations in fake cases. Mirwaiz strongly denounced the detention of a 75-year-old person at Kupwara jail and demanded immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and detainees.
“Paying glowing tributes to ‘Gaw Kadal Martyrs’ on their 27th martyrdom anniversary, he said the government forces had time and again repeated massacres like Gaw Kadal including Handwara massacre, Kupwara massacre, Bijbehara massacre, Hawal massacre, Sopore massacre and other uncountable massacres and that people of Kashmir will never forget the sacrifices of these martyrs as emancipated nations never forget the sacrifices of their martyrs and that the ongoing struggle would continue until the mission of these martyrs is fulfilled,” added the statement.
Mirwaiz asked people to beware of the certain unscrupulous elements trying to create discord among the people and to break unity among them for their petty ulterior motives.
“Warning these elements and miscreants to stay away from indulging in any activity around the historic mosque that could fan sectarian unrest, he made it clear that the pulpit of Jama Masjid had always stood for unity and brotherhood and that this historic Masjid was not a Masjid for any particular sect but the religious centre for all Muslims.”
Meanwhile, an APHC spokesman has strongly condemned the arrest of JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and Hurriyat leader Hilal Ahmad War a day before the “joint resistance programme of protests in view of the 27th martyrdom anniversary of Gaw Kadal Massacre.”
The spokesman said the arrest of leaders depicts the highhandedness of the state authorities.