Srinagar: Asserting that it was ready to support Indo-Pak efforts to end hostility and seek peaceful solution of Kashmir issue, the hurriyat (M) said that the gun wielding local boys are a product of ongoing oppression.
“I am feeling the pain whenever any youth is killed in government forces action or in encounters stating that that it was beyond doubt that the gun-wielding local boys were the products of the ongoing oppression and they are getting consumed in the ongoing unresolved conflict,” Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said in a statement.
He said emotions and repressions is driving the educated youth of Kashmir towards armed means of resistance as every scope for raising voices peacefully stand chocked.
Mirwaiz was speaking at the seminar titled “The Importance of Dialogue in the Backdrop of Strained Indo-Pak Relations” was presided by the Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
The seminar was held in connection with the ongoing martyr’s week at the APHC headquarters at Rajbagh here to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of Shaheed-e-Milat Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, martyrs of Hawal massacre and the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawja Abdul Gani Lone.
Delivering his presidential address, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, termed the present prevailing situation in Kashmir as sensitive and painful stating that there is no let up in the policies of repression and “intimidations as killings, harassment and CASOs continue unabated even in this holy month of Ramadhan”.
He said there were apprehensions whether the authorities would allow the seminar as last year, the then government had barred it and caged entire Hurriyat leadership.
Mirwaiz said that the repressive measures are being taken to suppress the genuine voices of people of Kashmir.
He said that the Hurriyat had participated in the dialogue process with the former Prime Minister of India—Altal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh and also the then Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf. He said that it was Vajapayee who had realised the need for resolving the Kashmir issue as he advocated that Kashmir needs to be dealt with in the ambit of humanity.
Mirwiaz said that Hurriyat was ready to support all Indo Pak efforts aimed at ending hostility and seeking a peaceful solution of Kashmir issue .
He demanded release of of all political prisoners, repeal of AFSPA and taking back all anti Kashmiri measures so that an atmosphere of trust is created in Kashmir that has been tormented by the worst every conflict in which thousands of people of Kashmir are already paying a heavy price.
Speaking on the occasion, Hurriyat (M) leader Professor Abdul Gani Bhat said that the Indian and Paksitan must realize the need to resolve Kashmir issue in a broader interest of the people of South Asia.
“The prime responsibility of the leadership to lead the people of Kashmir on the track,” said Professor Abdul Gani Bhat while addressing a seminar
“In the changing global political scenario, we must adopt a route that can lead us to the final destination. India and Pakistan must realize the need for resolving the Kashmir issue for the larger interests of the people of South Asia and for that the two nations must take some bold steps”.
Professor Bhat urged all the pro-freedom leaders and parties to work for a united Hurriyat like the one we had in 1993. He said let there be one single platform and a joint strategy so that we achieve our mission collectively.
Addressing the seminar, Moulana Masroor Abbas said efforts should be made on all fronts to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end. He said that the doors of Hurriyat were always open and that those who are out of the forum must realize the need of unity and join the forum and remain under single platform.
All the Hurriyat leaders that include Professor Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Engineer Hilal War, Masroor Abbas Ansari, Sampat Prakash, Ghulam Hassan Mir, Jaffar Kashmiri, Tariq Ahmed Dar, a representative of Hurriyat (G) Owasi Sahab addressed the gathering; the seminar was moderated by Moulana Syed ur Rehman Shams.
In his speech, Bilal Gani Lone said that we must work altogether to strengthen the Hurriyat and its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.
He said it was the primary responsibility of the leadership to make every effort to strengthen the “hands of our leader as when our leader would be strong, Hurriyat would be strong and we all would be strong”.