KL NEWS NETWORK
All Parties Hurriyat Conference (m) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said that the peoples’ anger and the expression of their “strong resistance over the anti-people policies of the government” were genuine and natural because of the conflicting statements of the two main partners of the coalition government over the very vital issues concerning the political, economic and social interests of the people of Kashmir besides the identity and demographic character of the state as well as the future of our coming generations.
Mirwaiz who has been placed under house arrest since Wednesday morning, had along with Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik given a joint call for a Kashmir-wide shut down on Thursday and peaceful protests on Friday, said, “we have already made our stand on the concerned issues clear that the setting up of Sainik colonies, satellite townships for Kashmiri Pandits, housing for labourers working in Kashmir and the new anti-Kashmiri industrial policy is not acceptable to us and we will oppose these steps of the government tooth and nail.”
“Instead of making confusing statements by the coalition partners it was for the government to make its position on these issues clear and unambiguous,” he said.
Terming Kashmiri Pandits a part and parcel of Kashmiri society, the APHC-m chairperson said that the conglomerate does not object to the government providing them any financial package and APHC-m as well as the entire people of Kashmir would welcome their return to their homes and hearths so that like in the past, they start living amid communal amity and dignity in the Valley.
Mirwaiz condemned the arrest and confinement of the senior resistance leadership and the leaders as well as activists of APHC and Awami Action Committee and termed it as the frustration of the government.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (m) spokesperson strongly condemned the house confinement of Mirwaiz at his Nigeen residence from Wednesday morning and thus stopping him from discharging his religious, social and political responsibilities.
The spokesperson also appealed people to make the programme of staging peaceful protests throughout the Valley after Friday (May 27) congregational prayers a success.