Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that the mainstream political parties had put the very existence of the people of Jammu and Kashmir under threat by becoming “willing tolls of New Delhi in systematic violation of the state’s “temporary accession” over the years.
Addressing the Friday gathering at Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said successive governments in India have violated “the conditions of the temporary accession it had agreed upon till plebiscite was held in the state”.
The sad part is that the pro-India Kashmiri leaders and parties who had negotiated the conditions with Delhi were unable to either safeguard these conditions or compel Government of India to uphold them,” he said. “And today things have come to such a pass where our very existence is under grave threat.”
Mirwaiz said that no effort will be spared to safeguard the interests of people of J&K and its “disputed nature.”
“Tremendous sacrifices offered by a small state which is standing its ground in the face of such a mighty adversary speaks volumes about the courage and determination of its brave inhabitants,” Mirwaiz said.
Mirwaiz said that no power can tamper with the 1927 state subject laws of J&K because UN resolutions on J&K clearly state that the citizens of J&K are to decide their final dispensation as a people, by exercising their right to self-determination.
“That’s a right which is yet to be exercised by us,” he said.
He said the commitment to right to self determination was made to people of J&K by the then Prime Minister of India. “So how can anybody challenge the UN resolutions and the commitments made by GoI that took the shape of constitutional safeguards till GoI honoured its commitments,” Mirwaiz asked.
The Hurriyat chairman said that J&K is a “world acknowledged dispute” and people of the state will at no cost allow dilution of the issue till it is resolved.
“The move to tinker with the State Subject Law is aimed at reneging on the promise of plebiscite by changing the demography of the state by settling outsiders here and making the locals a minority in their own land along the Israeli pattern in Palestine,” he said. “This will not be tolerated. The exceptional protest strike observed by the people of the whole state from end to end on August 5 and 6 has shown it.”
Mirwaiz said that leadership is urgently deliberating upon the issue and taking all segments of society on board to launch a massive protest agitation to counter this onslaught against us.