Riyaz Ul Khaliq
KL NEWS NETWORK
After Mirwaiz invited all major separatist groups for a joint rally on Martyrs Day (July 13), all major separatist leaders showed up at Iftaar party of Hurriyat (g) chairperson Syed Ali Geelani Saturday evening.
Hurriyat (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik attended the Iftaar party this evenig at Geelani’s Hyderpora residence.
It is second time since 2010 uprising that separatists showed a united face. Last time separatists addressed a joint rally after the killing of a youth in City outskirts in Narbal.
Today’s gathering is being seen bearing fruits of ‘Geelani efforts’. The amalgam led by octogenarian Hurriyat leader has been making efforts for a ‘grand alliance’. In August last year they had appealed all the separatists for joing hands, however, the project was grounded due to September deluge.
Significantly for the first time, the separatist leadership did not issue any hartal call for Martyrs Day on July 13, instead, they called for a rally from Jamia Masjid to Naqshband Sahib after noon prayers on coming Monday.
At the Iftaar party, the separatists, in a joint resolution, expressed serious concern over the gross human rights violation in Kashmir taking place since the new government assumed office. They said that a long term agitation will be launched if the process is not stopped without delay.
Shabir Shah and Nayeem Khan were missing among the gathering. They are under going house arrest. The resolution condemned the house detention of the duo and called it barbaric.
The separatists said that the graph of human rights violation has touched new heights with the unknown gunmen killing people and teenage boys being detained without any ground sine the beginning of PDP-BJP government. It maintained that the muslim community in the state in particular is being targeted.
Since the split of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in 2002, many efforts were made to unify the Hurriyat camps which proved ‘futile’; people are asking now, is it a new beginning?