SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that the peoples anger and the expression of their strong resistance over the anti-people policies of the government were genuine and natural because of the conflicting statements of the two main partners of the coalition government over the very vital issues concerning the political, economic and social interests of the people of Kashmir besides the identity and demographic character of the state as well as the future of our coming generations.
Mirwaiz who had been placed under house arrest since Wednesday morning, had along with Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Muhammad Yasin Malik given a joint call for a Kashmir-wide shutdown on Thursday and peaceful protests on Friday, said that they have already made their stand on the concerned issues clear that the setting up of Sainik colonies, satellite townships for Kashmiri Pandits, housing for laborers working in Kashmir and the new anti-Kashmiri industrial policy is not acceptable at all.
We will oppose these steps of the government tooth and nail. He said instead of making confusing statements by the coalition partners it was for the government to make its position on these issues clear and unambiguous, he said.
The Mirwaiz condemned the arrest and confinement of the senior resistance leadership and the leaders as well as activists of APHC and Awami Action Committee and termed it as the frustration of the government. (PTK)
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