Pak­istan, In­dia should take Kash­miri lead­ers on board in Kash­mir talks: APHC Po­lit­i­cal free­dom be­ing sti­fled in Kash­mir

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

of the State.”

Talk­ing to me­dia, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq said pro-free­dom lead­er­ship is fac­ing worst ever crack­down from the PDP-BJP regime.—GK OUR SPE­CIAL COR­RE­SPON­DENT SRINAGAR—Terming the state­ment of the govern­ment that the Hur­riyat lead­er­ship was dis­turb­ing peace in the state as un­founded, All Par­ties Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence (APHC) Mon­day said the state govern­ment was it­self cre­at­ing a sit­u­a­tion that was dis­turb­ing peace and caus­ing rest­less­ness among the peo­ple.

A state­ment of the APHC is­sued here said real peace can­not be achieved by sti­fling the po­lit­i­cal free­dom and lib­erty of the Hur­riyat lead­er­ship and plac­ing curbs on their move­ment.

Stress­ing that APHC was car­ry­ing forward a peace­ful po­lit­i­cal strug­gle for the res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir is­sue, the con­glom­er­ate said it al­ways stood for a peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir is­sue through a mean­ing­ful and re­sult ori­ented di­a­logue and be­lieved that New Delhi and Islamabad tak­ing the Kash­miri re­sis­tance lead­er­ship on­board should ini­ti­ate mean­ing­ful steps for the per­ma­nent res­o­lu­tion of Kash­mir is­sue.

The APHC said, how­ever, in­stead of show­ing se­ri­ous­ness to re­solve the vexed is­sue, Govern­ment of In­dia along with the state govern­ment was on one pre­text or the other cre­at­ing a sit­u­a­tion which re­flected the dic­ta­to­rial and un­demo­cratic at­ti­tude to­wards the peo­ple and real lead­er­ship of Kash­mir.

The state­ment said be­sides plac­ing re­stric­tions on the move­ment of re­sis­tance lead­er­ship, the BJP-PDP coali­tion govern­ment in the state was also try­ing to crush me­dia so that it does not high­light the prob­lems the peo­ple of Kash­mir were fac­ing.

Terming the con­tin­ued house ar­rest of the APHC Chair­man, Mir­waiz Dr. Moulvi Muham­mad Umar Fa­rooq as pol­i­tics of re­venge, the con­glom­er­ate said the Mir­waiz fam­ily, be­sides dis­charg­ing its po­lit­i­cal du­ties, had been, for gen­er­a­tions, ren­der­ing ser­vice in the re­li­gious field through ser­mons and dis­course and thus spread­ing the mes­sage of Is­lam in Kash­mir. With the on­set of the holy month of Ra­madan, the con­tin­u­ous house ar­rest of the Mir­waiz would prac­ti­cally stop him from dis­charg­ing his re­li­gious re­spon­si­bil­ity as Mir­waiz which amounts to in­ter­fer­ence into re­li­gious af­fairs and re­li­gious free­dom of the Mus­lims of Kash­mir.

The APHC state­ment said be­ing the Mir­waiz-e-Kash­mir, Kash­miri peo­ple share a bond of faith with Mir­waiz Dr. Moulvi Muham­mad Umar Fa­rooq and with the ar­rival of the holy month of Ra­madan, the bond be­comes stronger and in such cir­cum­stances plac­ing curbs on his re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties be­comes a cause of anger for the Mus­lim Kash­miris.

Con­demn­ing the con­tin­ued house ar­rest of Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza, Ad­vo­cate Shahid-ul-Is­lam, ar­rest of En­gi­neer Hi­lal Ah­mad War and lodg­ing him in Cen­tral Jail Srinagar and house ar­rests of a num­ber of re­sis­tance lead­ers and work­ers, the state­ment said the ag­gres­sive tac­tics adopted by the state govern­ment on the re­sis­tance lead­er­ship were un­demo­cratic, im­moral and in­hu­man.—Email Jammu and Kash­mir - Mus­lim Con­fer­ence said that be­fore leav­ing their of­fices at the com­ple­tion of their con- build­ing a diplo­mat­i­cally hos­tile ring around Pak­istan. The mean­ings are too ob­vi­ous to ex­plain, he added.

Kash­miri pro­test­ers shout anti-Indian slo­gans dur­ing a protest against set­ting up of hous­ing colonies for Indian sol­diers and sep­a­rate town­ship for Kash­miri Pan­dits in Srinagar.

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