Mir­waiz: War mon­gers push­ing re­gion to brink of dis­as­ter

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRI­NA­GAR—While terming the sit­u­a­tion in the sub con­ti­nent as very grave and dan­ger­ous, Hur­riyat (M) chair­man Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq on Fri­day said war mon­gers are openly ad­vo­cat­ing for war and con­fronta­tion in the re­gion and such ag­gres­sive at­ti­tude will only take the whole re­gion to the brink of dis­as­ter.

Mir­waiz was ad­dress­ing a very large gath­er­ing of devo­tees at his­toric Jamia Masjid Sri­na­gar who had as­sem­bled there to par­tic­i­pate in the con­gre­ga­tion of Juma-tul-Vida which was ob­served as Youm-e-Quds as per the joint pro­gramme of re­sis­tance lead­er­ship.

“How iron­i­cal it was that those who call them­selves as the cham­pi­ons of world’s largest democ­racy are talk­ing of war as the res­o­lu­tion of the Kash­mir is­sue and we, who ad­vo­cate di­a­logue and de­lib­er­a­tions among all stake­hold­ers for its res­o­lu­tion in or­der to usher peace pros­per­ity and sta­bil­ity in the re­gion are la­beled as traitors and ter­ror­ists,” said Mir­waiz.

He said the space for the lead­er­ship as well as the masses for rais­ing the voice for right to self de­ter­mi­na­tion and ex­press­ing re­sent­ment and re­sis­tance against hu­man right vi­o­la­tions and anti Kash­mir po­lices is be­ing more and more squeezed by the In­dian au­thor­i­ties and their lo­cal col­lab­o­ra­tors.

“I would like to re­mind them of a ba­sic nat­u­ral law that there is equal and op­po­site re­ac­tion to ev­ery ac­tion so the more you push us the more we may re­sent back, the more you op­press us the more re­sis­tance would be there and his­tory of the free­dom strug­gles around the world bear wit­ness to this fact,” he said.

“In Kash­mir it is the same. Each day as more and more young and ed­u­cated youth are be­ing forced to choose vi­o­lent means of re­sis­tance, more and more peo­ple are join­ing fu­neral pro­ces­sions of the mil­i­tant Mar­tyrs eu­lo­giz­ing them, and not fear­ing re­tal­i­a­tion by the forces, more and more boys are found pelt­ing stones at the slight­est provo­ca­tion to ex­press re­sent­ment and dis­like.”

How long can they hold on this “peace” pre­text to prac­tice op­pres­sion and muz­zle the voice of peo­ple and lead­er­ship” asked Mir­waiz.—GK

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