Srinagar, April 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani while totally rejecting the election drama being staged by India and its stooges in the territory has reiterated the Kashmiris’ pledge to continue freedom struggle till its logical conclusion.
Syed Ali Gilani addressing a function in Bandipore over telephone from New Delhi said that pro-India politicians had no right to seek votes from the Kashmiris, as they were equally responsible for the killings and sufferings of the people in occupied Kashmir. The veteran leader said that Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory where the holding of Indian elections had no legal basis because of its disputed nature.
Meanwhile, Syed Ali Gilani commenting on the life imprisonment to a freedom-loving Kashmiri youth, Maqsood Ahmad Butt by a local court said that all detainees, associated with freedom struggle, were to be treated as political prisoners and awarding sentences to them under criminal code was against the international law.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other speakers addressing a seminar in Srinagar hinted that raise in social crimes in the territory was part of a conspiracy to divert the youth’s attention from the ongoing freedom movement. He deplored that the continued suppression of the Kashmiris by India and resultant loss of life and property had adversely affected the psyche of people.
The leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front including Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi, Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Shaikh Abdur Rasheed and Muhammad Zaman Mirza during their visits to different educational institutions in Srinagar as part of anti-election campaign apprised the students and teachers about ill consequences of participation in the sham polls. Indian police arrested a Professor and a student of Medical College, Srinagar, on the occasion.
The Jammu Kashmir National Front in a statement said that if India and its local collaborators were true believers in democracy, they would have given a free atmosphere to pro-freedom leaders to take forward their election boycott campaign.
A protest demonstration was held at Trihgram in Kupwara against molestation of a girl by an Indian trooper in the district. An Indian trooper committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at his camp in Mandi area of Poonch district.
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