‘Sedition For Azadi Slogan’:’India Emerging As ‘Fascist’ State’

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SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday while reacting to the statement of union minister for information, Venkaiah Naidu, said that India is “emerging as a fascist and imperialist state”. “… and their claims of being a largest democracy in world stand exposed,” said the Hurriyat Conference in reaction to the statement of Naidu wherein he had said that Azadi slogans will invite action under sedition.

“It illustrates their frustration,” said the Hurriyat Conference in a statement.

Commenting over the statement, it said, “more and more people are supporting our movement and intellectual class in India do now understand the aspirations of people of J&K.”

“New tendency in reputed educational institutions like Ramjas College, Jawahar Lal Nehru University and other educational institutions is encouraging as they are displaying their resentment against Delhi for their unrealistic Kashmir policy,” Hurriyat patriarch Geelani led noted.

Terming the mainland Indian print and electronic media as ‘biased’, the Hurriyat Conference said, “though they leave no stone unturned to mislead their people but despite all this, realities about the historical background of Kashmir issue comes to fore and speaks loud.”

However, the Hurriyat Conference “appreciated” people of India “for their sympathetic approach and support”. “We are thankful for those who show their concern and raise voice in our favour and support our cause,” the statement added.

Hailing student community for their “truthful approach”, Hurriyat Conference (G) further said, “they are following their rightful thinking and deny to fall in the trap of the rhetoric of their leaders about political scenario of Jammu & Kashmir.”

Commenting over the statement of Venkaiah Naidu, wherein he has said that Azadi slogans will invite action under sedition law, Geelani led Hurriyat Conference maintained, “it depicts their frustration and they are extremely disturbed with the new tendency and development. The increasing support of Kashmir cause amongst Indians is unexpected for ruling class.”

The Hurriyat Conference further expressed its “concern” over the “growing intolerance” in India and said, “their tall claims about being a largest democracy is proving hoax.”

“His (Naidu’s) statement indicates that they will never allow free thinking and will recommend curbs on freedom to speech. They do not believe in democratic setup, instead are hell-bent to muzzle right to expression by enacting black laws & through their state power,” said the Hurriyat Conference. “This type of lawlessness is never justified in civilised societies.”

While responding “this type of mindset”, it added, “RSS, BJP and its subsidiary organisation can go to any extent to convert India into a ‘Hindu Rashtra’ and for this they will throttle every such voice which they believe may prove problematic for them.”

It, however, asked Naidu that “these repressive measures won’t make us to give up our aspirations nor these punitive measures will deliver any good in future”.

“It will prove futile to conceal realities and these cosmetic approaches can never change the veracity of Kashmir issue. It is such an in-depth issue that which speaks of itself everywhere and anywhere and it never ever can be brushed under the carpet,” the Hurriyat Conference asserted. “It is better for Indian politicians to treat the issue on humanitarian basis. We have no animosity with Indians or with India. People in Jammu Kashmir are pursuing their fundamental right and they neither nourish any grudge against any community nor they do believe in sectarian dogma.”

“Keeping in view the given situation and changing global situations, it is obligatory to resolve the issue on priority basis and rulers in Delhi need to shun their arrogance and tenacious approach,” the statement further said. “Contrary to this, if India continues to ignore this issue, it will lead to uncertainty in the region and situation may turn explosive and ugly in state.

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