Kashmir’s every inch witnessing aggression: Mirwaiz, urges mass unity
Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that Kashmir was passing through the “worst phase of repression as bloodshed and oppression have touched new heights in the Valley.”
Addressing Friday Congregation, allowed at Jamia Masjid after three weeks, Mirwaiz said that Kashmir’s every inch is witnessing open aggression and “worst ever State terrorism as entire Valley has been turned into a slaughter house for the only reason that its people want their legitimate birth right, i.e. the right to self determination.”
He said Kashmiri youth are being selectively killed, houses blown up with explosives, its inmates including women thrashed and the resistance leadership booked under draconian PSA. “all this signifies the gravity of the prevailing situation in Kashmir.”
Mirwaiz said the lakhs of government forces present across the length and breadth of Kashmir have “unleashed a reign of terror with the result people have started feeling highly insecure as people in various villages in South Kashmir have already started migrating to other places due to fear created by the presence of the forces.”
He said that genuine political, social and religious rights are being muzzled through military might, besides the Kashmir’s grand mosque, Jama Masjid is deliberately targeted to silence the voice of people.
He said since elections are nearing in India, the right wing parties including RSS and BJP are leaving no stone unturned in fulfilling their agenda by resorting to ultimate repression and killings as part of their vote bank politics.
Mirwaiz urged the people of Jammu and Kashmir to forge unity against “this ultimate repression, the same way they did when an open assault was launched on the Article 35A, forcing the Supreme Court of India to adjourn the hearing on the issue. He said mass unity at this juncture is highly inevitable to protect and safeguard the priceless sacrifices.”
Mirwaiz while paying tributes to armed youth killed in previous weeks said every single citizen of Kashmir and the resistance leadership “is indebted to our youth and duty bound to protect the sacrifices being offered by the people on a daily basis.”
Meanwhile, a peaceful protest sit-in was organized outside Jamia Masjid after Friday prayers against the bloodbath and oppression. The protest rally was attended by the members and activists of Awami Action Committee. They were carrying placards demanding an end to killings and state oppression.
In the meanwhile, a spokesman of the amalgam paid rich tributes to TUM militant from Sopore Naseer Ahmed Teli who was killed at Handwara on Thursday evening in an encounter with government forces “The government forces are on the path of killing spree,” the spokesman said, and “strongly condemned the death of an aged woman during the CASO at Pulwama stating that such incidents reflect the level of fear inflicted on the innocent people of Kashmir by the forces.”
by INS Desk