Chief Patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Saturday strongly condemned the arrest of Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, younger brother of Shaheed Maqbool Bhat, by police.
In a statement issued to CNS, Inqilabi said government of India wants to curb dissent here by “oppressive tactics. By doing so they are inviting effective resistance.”
Strongly condemning the killing of senior resistance leader of Baramulla, Abdul Rashid Sofi aka Gazi Rashid, MeA patron blamed the murder on Indian forces and termed it as a custodial killing.
“Torture, arrests, killings and other suppressive measures have never been successful in making an occupation a permanent feature,” Inqilabi said.
On killing of five civilians in shopian and differing statements by CRPF and Police, he said the situation has become “alarming and exacting.”
“In this situation Delhi rulers should understand that a draconian law like AFSPA can’t deter the activities of Mujahedeen. This law is used by Indian forces for victimizing civilians as it provides them unbridled impunity,” he added.
He said common people are being pushed to the wall.
“Black flag will continue to flutter atop my house by way of solidarity with the bereaved families whose kith and kin were martyred by Indian troops during the past six decades,” the press statement reads.
While castigating Pakistan’s “apologetic K-policy” MeA patron said it would not help in resolving Kashmir dispute.
“Pakistan neutralized the role of ‘Azad Kashmir’ as government in exile, thus emboldened India in perpetuating war crimes here,” he said.
He said “Azad Kashmir should be empowered so that it can act as base camp of our freedom struggle.”
Inqilabi said resistance and patriotic leaders from Srinagar and Muzaffarabad should adopt a unified approach in the interest of national resistance movement.
“Our line of thinking should be independent than of Islamabad and Delhi,” he added.