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Kashmir dispute a living reality: Mirwaiz

‘Lethal weapons, packages, development can’t bring peace

Srinagar, Mar 03 (KNS): Terming Kashmir dispute a living reality, Hurriyat (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said Government of India’s attempt to define the Kashmir movement for Self-determination under the rubric of terrorism is neither going to stop the people of Kashmir from pursuing their just demand nor help in dealing with the issue at hand.
“All it does give GOI the justification to use excessive force to repress the people of Kashmir and mislead the people of India into believing this propaganda and hence prolonging the crisis,” Mirwaiz, in a statement issued to KNS, said.
Addressing the people before the Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar, the Mirwaiz said that neither stock piling more pallet, shot guns and other lethal weapons nor packages and development nor enrolling Masjids imams and Khateebs or creating sectarian divide nor resurrecting the infamous SOG can make the people give up their basic political demand and bring peace and normalcy in the disputed territory. Had it been so the Mirwaiz asked, people of subcontinent.
would have given up their struggle for independence as the British Government while on one hand practiced imperialism and divide and rule also brought in huge development and reforms in terms building infrastructures roads and railways , introduce the concept of democracy and social reforms laws and legislation and so forth to help and convenience the people of India.
Mirwaiz said instead of looking at ways and means to maintain the status quo and subvert the peoples struggle by the GOI, it would be in the best interest of all parties involved in the Kashmir dispute that all energies and efforts are expended at the resolution of the dispute in accordance with the peoples wishes and bring stability and prosperity to the region.
Mirwaiz reiterated that oppressive policy and tactics cannot suppress the people’s right to self-determination and Kashmir’s leadership is committed to represent and support their just struggle for fulfillment of political aspirations.
Meanwhile, condemning the judicial remand of senior Hurriyat leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, and transferring him to Mattan Kehribal Jail after his arrest, an APHC spokesman said such a treatment of Mr. Waza, who is suffering from severe ailments, is plain political vendetta undemocratic and inhuman to suppress the freedom-loving people and resistance leadership. (KNS)