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Gilani calls for poll boycott, asks people to beware of Delhi’s deceit

Srinagar, November 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani has said that India’s stand that Kashmir is its integral part is based on deceit and military might while Kashmiris’ struggle is based on principles. Syed Ali Gilani during his visit to Shopian, addressed a large public gathering where said, New Delhi-sponsored political parties in the territory including Congress, National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party were a part of the process under which Kashmiris were being slaughtered.

He referred to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and said, “PDP is no better than NC or any other Indian party. Rapes, killings and other incidents also took place in Kashmir under the PDP’s rule.”

Since early morning on Thursday youths were making rounds across the town shouting pro-freedom slogans. Addressing people at Gole Chowk Shopian, Gilani said “Peoples Democratic Party is the offshoot of Congress while National Conference is patronized by the Congress right from 1938.”

“There are certain regional parties like PDP that hoodwink people by claiming to be representing the aspirations of Kashmiris but the reality is that they derive their origin from Congress and are equally responsible for strengthening occupation,” he added.

“It is you (pro-India leaders) who are heading the Unified Headquarters and under whose patronage armed forces commit human rights violations,” he said.

Asking people to stay away from upcoming polls, Gilani said, “One of the PDP leaders has appealed me not to carry poll boycott campaign as it would help NC. I ask him, is PDP a party of angels? This party has been equally responsible for grave rights violations. It was during the tenure of PDP that chastity of a mother-daughter duo was outraged by Army in Badrapayeen village in Kashmir.

The next day then Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayed, flanked by Home Minister of India, denied that rape has been committed on the daughter. I ask him where was his conscience then and why he did not leave his chair then. “Those who can’t protect our lives, property, resources and most importantly the chastity of our daughters have no right to seek votes,” said Gilani.

“The youth are the torch bearers and you have to carry the message of poll boycott to people’s doorsteps not by using stick or pelting stones but on moral grounds or through your deeds,” he added. He said that Indian stand that Kashmir was its integral part was based on deceit and military might while Kashmiris’ struggle was based on principles.

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