Says Mindless Fatwas Aimed At Creating Confusion
SRINAGAR: Expressing doubts about the army claim that the seven youth killed in Lolab were militants, the Hurriyat Conference (M) Wednesday demanded an impartial and independent probe into the incident.
A statement issued after a joint meeting of Executive Council, General Council and Working Committee read, , Doubts about the identity of the slain youth by the locals could not be termed as baseless. Given the past experience it has been witnessed that in many encounters in past where police and army claimed to have killed militants later proved to be innocent civilians.
People still remember encounters like Pathribal, Machil, Ganderbal, Brakpora and many other incidents where innocent civilians were first abducted and later killed in cold blood, Hurriyat said.
The joint meeting was held at Hurriyat headquarters here and was chaired by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The meeting was attended by all the executive council members including Maulana Abass Ansari, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Gani Lone, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi, Musadiq Aadil, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza besides others.
The meeting was told that Hurriyat Conference does not believe in unnecessary criticism or in pointing fingers on any pro-movement organization or person, however, it considers deliberate mindless fatwa proclamations and devoid of facts statements against the objectives and interests of the movement that have potential of creating confusion in the minds of the people.
Hurriyat conference considers the implementation of UN resolutions or result oriented dialogue among all the parties to the dispute i.e. people of Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan as unavoidable.
Hurriyat further stressed that to present the objectives and the stand of the movement, the dialogue was the only credible means universally established and in accordance with the norms of international politics and diplomacy.
In the meeting it was also stated that instead of raising emotional screams on the issue, Hurriyat conference believes in seriousness in its approach and actions towards the movement and the conglomerate leadership has the complete confidence and competence of putting forth its stand forcefully before any power of the world.
It was further said in the meeting that Hurriyat is well aware of its responsibilities towards the movement and being the representative of the sentiments and aspirations of the people will not leave any stone unturned in making all political efforts at local as well as international level for the resolution of Kashmir issue.
The meeting stressed that on the path of a righteous struggle the people who are offering priceless sacrifices and who are bearing the brunt of continuous suppression and repression day in and day out on this land are the real masters of freedom movement and they have the full comprehension and capacity to indentify between the well wishers and sellers of the movement.
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