Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq & Mohammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday, hailing people for complete & unprecedented poll boycott urged to boycott elections proposed for re-poling on April 13 in poll bound segments & make election boycott a success.
In a statement , they troika asked people to once again reject Delhi and its henchmen. Peoples verdict against occupation is loud and clear & it is their commitment to achieving their fundamental political right & expressing their will and aspirations, said resistance leaders.
They said it is a victory and deferment of polls vindicates that state rulers and pro-Indian parties have virtually accepted defeat.
GOI’s own index of treating elections as a gauge of people’s faith in Indian democracy stands completely exposed as they were completely rejected and resisted by the people in one part of the valley and forced to be postponed in another, said they.
Peoples verdict served a message to the India and the world that their goal is the right to self-determination and nothing else. It has sent shivers and shock to Delhi, said resistance leaders in a joint statement. Resistance leaders said that in the face of extreme repression, where the states main instrument, the police and armed forces have been given a free run to murder and mayhem, forcing the state to back down speaks volumes about the bravery and resolve of the Kashmiris.
Calling people to join Friday prayers in Budgam on April 14, the leaders asked to show their solidarity with the families of brave hearts martyred by forces on April 09.
Election boycott is a significant part of our resistance movement and people will boycott these elections and observe shutdown, said joint resistance leaders. Elections to parliament, assembly, panchayats or municipalities wont serve any purpose and farcical elections in the territory could not be a substitute to the Kashmiris right to self-determination, said resistance leaders.
It is a victory said resistance leaders, while referring to April 09 and said that If there conscience is there, then better for them to shun egoistic approach and accept peoples verdict. People are enough mature and they do understand that they were exploited on hollow slogans of Sadak, Pani & Bijli.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.