Srinagar, May 03, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the present PDP-BJP regime is touching new heights of oppression in the territory.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing reporters at the office of the Hurriyet forum in Srinagar asked the authorities to fight the pro-freedom camp on political turf than caging them in homes and jails. He reminded the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, of her 2010 street protests wherein she would demand revocation of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act and call for end to atrocities.
The Mirwaiz said, “The present regime has crossed all limits. We are not allowed to offer Friday prayers, take part in religious gatherings, and recently we were barred from addressing a Seerat conference as well.” He asked Mehbooba Mufti to lift curbs on the movement of pro-freedom leaders or else be ready to face massive protests against this martial law.
He warned that pushing people to the wall would have dire consequences. The height of oppression is that we were recently not allowed to offer even funeral in absentia for noted liberation leader, Amanullah Khan.
The Mirwaiz said that by keeping pro-freedom leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabbir Ahmed Shah under detention, the present regime had actually conceded its defeat. He said, RSS is actually ruling Kashmir and slowly implementing Hindutva agenda in the territory.
He said that under a well-designed conspiracy the RSS-backed PDP-led administration was targeting the historic Jamia Masjid, which had been the main platform of Kashmir’s pro-freedom voice since decades.
The Mirwaiz also made it clear to India that Kashmir was a political issue and the issue of the future of its people. “Political solution is only way to solve it. Brutality, oppression and war can’t muzzle the Kashmiris’ voice,” he said.
“The situation in Kashmir is going from bad to worse. Especially after 1990 through the inception of black laws and use of military might, the rights of the people have been snatched and such things are getting deeper with the passage of time,” he added.
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