Srinagar – Repeating Syed Ali Shah Geelanis call for protests after Friday prayers against Rahul Gandhis visit, the Hurriyat (G) today said that it would not allow the Kashmir University to be used for political purposes.
The alliance also paid tribute to the five militants killed recently in the Kangan area, saying that they had sacrificed themselves in the prime of their youth for Kashmirs freedom and did not have any worldly gains to make.
The people of Kashmir are indebted to these heroes, and duty-bound to salute their sacrifices and safeguard them under all circumstances, the Hurriyat (G) said.
In todays materialistic age when everyone hankers after worldly gains and transitory pleasures, these great mujahideen have smilingly laid down their lives for the glory of Islam and the collective good of their oppressed brothers, it said.
Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute, and the people of Kashmir have been demanding its resolution through a plebiscite for the past sixty years, it said.
This is the easiest, the most democratic and the most practicable way, but India has adopted an unrealistic approach and seeks to suppress the Kashmiris democratic demand by military might, it said.
As a result of Indian intransigence, certain zealous youth adopt the path of militancy, arguing that India has adopted a policy contrary to its democratic claims with respect to Kashmir, it said.
They contend that India is drunk with power and answers peaceful demands with guns and explosives, it said.
Though the Hurriyat firmly believes in peaceful struggle and adheres to this path, it cannot turn a blind eye to the sacrifices of the heroes who are fighting for the same cause, it said.
It is a sign of encouragement that despite government pressure, thousands of people attend the funerals of martyrs even today, and chant slogans in favour of Islam and azadi, it said.
This should be an eye-opener for those who say that Kashmiris are weary of the movement and nothing whatsoever to do with it, it said.
It is deplorable that the Indian media blows minor incidents out of proportion with negative portrayals but fails to see the massive funeral processions of martyrs and does not report on the true sentiments and emotions of the participants, it said.
(Observer News Service)
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