Huriyat (M) to start mass contact programme

SRINAGAR: Stating that the Hurriyat Conference (M) is contemplating to commence a mass contact programme to address day to day issues of people in far-off villages of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday accused authorities of deliberately keeping Hurriyat leadership away from people.

Pertinently, the Huriyat (M) today started its human rights week from North Kashmir’s Kupwara district and a seminar was organized by the amalgam at district town hall in Kupwara. Senior Huriyat (M) leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Musadiq Aadil spoke during the seminar.

While addressing people, Mirwaiz stated that the Hurriyat leadership will soon start the mass contact programme and that the leaders will initiate people to people contact in far flung areas so that the day to day issues of people could be resolved at the earliest. “The government has tried its best to keep the Kashmir’s real representatives away from people; the campaign will try to bring people closer so that the gaps could be bridged.”

Slamming Narendra Modi over the statement that Jammu and Kashmir will be made a super state, Mirwaiz said that the fact of the matter is the Kashmir has become the ‘police state’ and the worst human rights violations are being inflicted on its people. “I want to ask Modi why he didn’t talk about the disappeared persons and the unmarked graves, why he kept mum over the gross human rights violations in Kashmir.” Mirwaiz further added that the politicians from New Delhi only come to Kashmir for ‘election propaganda’ and that the India’s political leadership least bothers about the agonies of people here.

“Don’t we have the right to ask for the whereabouts of our dear ones? There are more than nine thousand people who are disappeared, we have rendered the sacrifices of more than one lakh people and there are seven thousand unmarked graves in Kashmir,” said Mirwaiz adding that the dissent is being crushed here with the suppressive tactics.

Mirwaiz further mentioned that the Human rights week, commencing from Dec 5 to 10, is being started from Kupwara only because  that the place has suffered most during the previous years. “The wounds of Kunanposhpora mass rape, still haunt the people of Kashmir and we ask the followers of Gandhi and Nehru about their mute speculations over the gross human rights violations of Kashmir.”

Commenting over Hurriyat participation is dialogue and the present Indo-Pak relations, Mirwaiz said that Hurriyat always welcome the process of dialogue and it would never run away from the same.  However Mirwaiz further stated that New Delhi must come forward with the positive approach for the talks and that the demilitarization and revocation of the black laws are the steps that need to be taken at earliest.

According to KNS, Mirwaiz claimed that elections will never resolve Kashmir and the India’s political leadership must understand that the people here have sacrificed their lives for right to self determination and not for the elections.

Commenting over the boycott call against the forth coming polls, Mirwaiz said that the time has yet not arrived when the same could be issued. “We will decide the strategy n near future and the, meet will be called so that the decision about election boycott could be finalized.”

Speaking on the occasion Professor Bhat stated that extremism will not resolve any issue in the present day world and that the realism is the key to resolve the pending problems.”Violence will never resolve any problem, dialogue is the only way forward and the world scenario is changing fast, we have to prepare ourselves accordingly. ”

Bilal Gani Lone said that the people of Kupwara must always keep their doors open for Huriyat and that the district is worst hit due to t5he gross Human rights violations. “My will for the people of Kupwara is that they should always welcome Mirwaiz here and should always remain faithful with Huriyat’s leadership. ”

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