Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house detention since last Sunday, has strongly condemned the government’s action of caging pro-freedom leaders, disallowing Friday congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid and turning entire Downtown and other parts of the city into a military garrison stating that repeated curbs reflect the “frustration of the rulers, who have accepted defeat at the hands of peoples resilience.”
Terming the wave of killings and repression carried out by the government forces as state oppression at its worst, he said that forces are selectively killing Kashmiri youth to intimidate and silence all voices in Kashmir that are demanding their basic right but the fact remains that all these steps are destined to fail or break people’s resolve.
Mirwaiz said that Government of India should read the writing on the wall which clearly reads that generation next of Kashmir is all the more committed to strive for the realisation of its fundamental right to self-determination and they will definitely achieve it.
Mirwaiz thanked the government and people of Pakistan for observing April 6 as a day of solidarity with the people of Kashmir and urged the country to intensify its campaign of making the world community aware of the genuine political struggle of the people of Kashmir and the human rights violations being committed here by New Delhi to suppress it.
Mirwaiz also urged Pakistan to influence OIC, European Union, Amnesty International and other rights bodies across the globe to play their role in mitigating the sufferings of people of Kashmir and to seek an end to killing of youth, arrests and detentions caging of resistance leadership, immediate rollback of black Laws like AFSPA, which provides a free license to forces to kill any Kashmir at their will. He urged Pakistan to create an opinion across the globe so that Kashmir issue is resolved as per the aspirations of its people.