Srinagar, March 19, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called upon India to allow the people of Kashmir to decide their fate by themselves through right to self-determination.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar was commenting on the Crimea‘s freedom from Ukraine as a result of referendum. He said India should learn a lesson from the event. He maintained that the Kashmiris were sure that they would see the dawn of freedom one day as aspirations cannot be crushed through military might.
In a separate statement the APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asked people to stay away from the forthcoming sham polls. He said a boycott campaign would be launched after devising an effective strategy for it.
The forum led by the veteran Hurriyet leader Syed Ali Gilani and APHC leader, Javed Ahmad Mir in their separate statements said that the Crimea’s referendum would further fillip the ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir.
Protest strike was observed in Bandipore district over the arrest of youths and ransacking of houses by the Indian troops during curfew hours in last four days. Hundreds of men, women and youth took to the streets in Hajan and raised slogans against India and its puppet regime in the territory.
Hurriyet leaders, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Muhammad Yasin Atai addressing a condolence meeting at Naidkhai reiterated the Kashmiris’ commitment to take the martyrs’ mission to its logical conclusion against all odds.
Meanwhile, the authorities of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, have expelled six more Kashmiri students on the pretext of cheering for Pakistan’s victory in the cricket match against India. Interestingly, the students were not even present at the campus during the Asia Cup match. The total number of Kashmiri students expelled from the university has gone up to 74.
Kashmiri leaders Altaf Hussain Wani, Shamim Shawl and Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan, addressing the 25th Session of United Nations Council on Human Rights called upon the UN body to appoint a special Rapporteur for Kashmir, where freedoms and human rights have deteriorated considerably, particularly in the last four years.
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