Hur­riyat-G hits out at Me­hbooba: JK’s fu­ture not se­cure with In­dia

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR - Po­lice de­tain a dis­abled pro­tester dur­ing an anti-gov­ern­ment demon­stra­tion in J&Kcap­i­tal Srinagar on Tues­day.

SRINAGAR—The Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence led by Syed Ali Gee­lani on Tues­day termed as “sheer lie and con­trary to ground re­al­i­ties” a state­ment of Chief Min­is­ter Me­hbooba Mufti that ac­ces­sion of Jammu and Kash­mir with In­dia is “fi­nal and the fu­ture of the state is safe with this coun­try.”

“Me­hbooba Mufti wants to ap­pease her masters in New Delhi to hold the CM’s chair for a longer time and for this she can go two steps be­yond her fa­natic coali­tion part­ner. Peo­ple of Jammu and Kash­mir have not given her any man­date to make any de­ci­sion re­gard­ing the ac­ces­sion or fu­ture of the state. She is talk­ing be­yond her ju­ris­dic­tion and stature which is mak­ing her po­si­tion more ridicu­lous,” the Hur­riyat (G) spokesman said in a state­ment.

“The ac­ces­sion with the In­dian Union was ini­ti­ated by an in­di­vid­ual, ne­glect­ing wishes and opin­ion of the masses. Kash­miri peo­ple have never ac­cepted or ac­knowl­edged the forced oc­cu­pa­tion of In­dia and they are at war with this coun­try (In­dia) for the past seven decades. Me­hbooba Mufti has ev­ery right to re­spect the views of her pro-In­dia fa­ther re­gard­ing the ac­ces­sion of the state with In- dia but she has no right to thrust her and her late fa­ther’s views upon peo­ple of Jammu and Kash­mir. If she wants to be a loyal ser­vant of RSS and Sang Pari­var, no­body will stop her but she has no right to in­sult and dis­grace the as­pi­ra­tions and sac­ri­fices of Kash­miris.”

The Hur­riyat spokesman said the views of Me­hbooba Mufti that fu­ture of this state is safe with In­dia is “her com­pul­sion and she is try­ing to act more loyal than the king; oth­er­wise the char­ac­ter and role of In­dia in Kash­mir for the past 69 years is to­tally con­trary to her state­ment.”

“Re­main­ing with In­dia has not only taken a heavy toll on lives and prop­erty of Kash­miri na­tion but hon­our, dig­nity and Is­lamic iden­tity of Kash­miris is at stake. So far lakhs of in­no­cent Kash­miri peo­ple have been mer­ci­lessly killed by the In­dian forces and this killing process con­tin­ues even to­day in the shape of Hand­war­a­like mas­sacres. No case is reg­is­tered, no in­ves­ti­ga­tion held and no­body is held ac­count­able for the crimes against hu­man­ity,” the spokesman said.

Terming the com­par­i­son of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in Pak­istan by Me­hbooba as ‘il­log­i­cal and ir­rel­e­vant’, the spokesman said: “All these cases in Pak­istan go through a long and valid ju­di­cial process and these de­ci­sions are an­nounced by the ap­pointed and qual­i­fied courts but noth­ing like that hap­pens in Kash­mir. Here an or­di­nary solider can point his gun and kill any­body any-time and af­ter that no­body dares to ques­tion him and even Me­hbooba Mufti or any­body oc­cu­py­ing the CM’s chair can hold him ac­count­able for his crime.”

“The fu­ture of this state is not only in­se­cure and un­safe with In­dia but it is an un­fa­vor­able and bad deal in ev­ery way. To con­tinue its forced mil­i­tary oc­cu­pa­tion, In­dia is not only in­flict­ing worst op­pres­sion and atroc­i­ties upon the Kash­miri na­tion but this coun­try is loot­ing our nat­u­ral re­sources with both hands. Our wa­ter, forests, min­er­als and elec­tric­ity are ex­ten­sively used by In­dia and we re­ceive bul­lets, PSAs, bod­ies of our loved ones and tear­gas shells as its ‘rev­enue’. In­dia is work­ing on a plan to make Kash­miris home­less in their own land,” the spokesman said. “In­dian army has forcibly oc­cu­pied about 30 lakh Kanal land at prime lo­ca­tions. More than a thou­sand forces camps have been es­tab­lished in civil pop­u­la­tions and they have be­come a hell for the peo­ple liv­ing there.” Mean­while, the Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence is or­ga­niz­ing a day-long sem­i­nar on May 12 (Thurs­day), from 10.30 am, at Hy­der­pora here with its chair­man Syed Ali Gee­lani in chair. Many prom­i­nent speak­ers are sched­uled to present their views on “Present Sit­u­a­tions and Our Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties”, the spokesman said. —GK Kash­mir’s Bara­mulla district, say­ing that they wouldn’t al­low the es­tab­lish­ment of a colony for ex-ser­vice­men in the state. the es­tab­lish­ment of a res­i­den­tial colony.

How­ever, she had clar­i­fied that the colony was only for State sub­jects.—GK

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