SRINAGAR: Chairman of Kaskmir All parties Hurriat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has extended the "Quit Kashmir Movement"for 10 more days. Syed Ali Gilani said that the occupation authorities were trying to suppress the movement by preparing to hold Panchayat and Municipal elections, adding that such tactics would have dangerous consequences.
The calendar includes relaxations on Fridays and next Wednesday besides deal in shutdown from 5:00pm to 7:00am on coming Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The protest calendar was issued after a meeting of APHC.
Among the major decisions, people were urged to boycott the Panchayat elections and continue the ongoing agitation till achievement of right to self-determination. Syed Ali Gilani said that New Delhi was playing a dangerous game by adopting rigid stance on resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
“At a time when Kashmiris have taken to roads and youth are being killed with impunity, the authorities were beating the trumpet of holding Panchayati elections. Such tactics which are aimed to suppress the movement and aspirations of Kashmiris can have serious repercussions,” he said.
Elections were held in the occupied territory umpteen times. “Like in the past, the elections failed to pave way for resolution of the Kashmir dispute neither will they in future help improve the situation in the territory.
Only such elections will be acceptable to Kashmiris, which are held under the observation of the United Nations and where their aspirations are taken into consideration, he added. The Chairman of APHC, Syed Ali Gilani urged the people to celebrate the Shab-e-Qadar and Eid-ul-Fitr with austerity due to the killing of over 60 youth and teenagers by Indian forces.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has castigated Indian police, paratroopers and special police force for torturing one of the pro-freedom policemen—Abdul Ahad Jan in their custody resulting in his kidney damage, now struggling for life in a Srinagar hospital.
Farooq Rehmani in a statement cautioned that the meeting with the revolutionary policeman by puppet Chief Minister of occupied Kashmir, Omar Abdullah last week, was merely to camouflage the brutal treatment by regime's special troopers with that brave serviceman during his interrogation.
He further said that executing ferocious methods of crackdowns throughout Kashmir, to round up maximum number of people to detention camps and torture centres and using bullets, smoke-guns, teargas shells and stones indiscriminately, to kill young men or deprive them of their eyesight was a great crime of unforgivable nature.
He said curfew, crackdowns, murder and humiliation of women had become hallmark of the Omar regime to protect India's forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. He warned that Indian regime's days were numbered in the occupied territory due to its own hypocrisy and ferocity and moreover the rulers in Delhi were showing obliviousness to the political atmosphere in the wounded land of the Kashmiris.
"India's battle for survival in the occupied territory is like a dying wolf, it's doomed owing to its ethical and popular incapacity to acknowledge the reality, hence better to quit earlier than before, "he remarked.
He also condemned fresh killings of innocent youth in Pattan and other cities of the valley— raising the death toll to 63 in occupied Kashmir.
Kashmir Media Service