8 Hurriyat M rebels join Hurriyat G

Srinagar:  Eight separatist leaders who recently parted ways with Hurriyat Conference (M), Thursday, joined Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani after a meeting held at Hyderpora in Srinagar.    

The second wrung leaders of Mirwaiz faction joined the Hurriyat Conference (G) in presence of Geelani, his close aides and other members of amalgam’s Advisory Council. While welcoming the all new constituents, the Hurriyat (G) expressed its hope that to thwart the “nefarious designs of the fascist communal forces, all the pro-freedom forces have to assemble under a single banner or they have to at least build a cordial relationship with each other which will not let the divide and rule policy of India succeed.”

The parties that will now be the constituents of Hurriyat G are Tehreek-e-Mazahamat of Bilal Sidiqui, J&K People’s Movement of Shahid Salim from Jammu region, Muslim Khaawteen Markaz of Yasmeen Raja, Islamic Political Party of Mohammad Yousuf Naqash,  Gujjar Pahari Forum of Chaudhary Shaheen Iqbal, Kashmir Freedom Front of Syed Bashir Andrabi, Muslim League (R) of Hakim Abdul Rashid and Peruvan-e-Wilayat of Sibti Mohammad Shabir. 

“Hurriyat Declaration advocates ‘Azadi’ (freedom) and rejects alternative solutions of Kashmir which include status quo, soft borders, Musharraf’s four point formula and internal Autonomy,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, sources said many other pro-freedom leaders are likely to join the amalgam led by senior resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. 

The spokesman said that Hurriyat (G) had on 28 August 2014 appealed for a grand alliance among the pro-freedom people and on that occasion a “Meesaq-i-Hurriyat” named agreement was also released. “Due to the destructive flood in the state, that process was delayed and didn’t move ahead. Today the organizations who joined the forum accepted the said agreement and expressed their desire to be the part of this unity. In his brief address on the occasion, Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Geelani appealed the old and new constituents of the forum to remain steadfast and show sincerity and firm determination and said that the freedom movements are not won by the weaponry but it is won on the basis of confidence and performance and where there is lack of confidence, the atomic bombs also prove useless there,” he said.

While giving the example of General Parvaiz Musharaf, he said that Pakistan has both weaponry and the world’s best professional army” but after the 9/11 incident, the former army general unconditionally surrendered before the America and harmed the Pakistan and Kashmir cause and his four point formula proved to be the cause of difference between the different pro-freedom organization.”

“The support of some people to the four point formula created confusion in the world about the Kashmir issue. Some people questioned that what the Kashmiries actually want and sometimes they demand right to self determination and sometimes they support out of box solution. Geelani Sahab said that no conscious person can be against the unity but the unity based on principles and objectives can be long lasting and successful. Hurriyat chairman said that no freedom struggle of the world has been time bound but no freedom movement of any nation has failed so far. Our resolve is that we will fight the oppression till the last breath and we will transfer this struggle to the next generation in its original form,” he added.

‘One man parties, their exit means nothing’

Srinagar: Terming the exit of some rebel parties from Hurriyat (M) and joining Huriyat (G) as a routine exercise, Mirwaiz led faction Thursday said rebels never raised issues related to constitution but always about the berths in executive council.

“Though we do not see any serious issue over some persons joining the faction of Geelani Sahib but at the same time we want to make it clear that most of them lead one man parties and were striving for the membership in the executive council,” Huriyat (M) spokesman Shahid-ul-Islam said.

He added that in forums and amalgams, it is nothing new and that people come and go. “We at the same time want to mention that even with Mirwaiz Umar Farooq there are some pending applications of the resistance leaders who have expressed their desire to join us.. For us, it is nothing new,” Hurriyat (M) spokesman said.

Commenting over the recent statements of the Hurriyat (M) rebels that they have left as the constitution of the amalgam framed in 1993 is being eroded and undermined Islam revealed that those who have left never raised any such issue but were always after posts in conglomerate’s executive council.

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