A Do Or Die Matter: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesday said that protecting demography of Jammu and Kashmir was a matter of do or die for people. 

The amalgam, according to a statement issued here said, held an emergency meeting of its Executive Council, presided over by party’s general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji.

“The volatile situation in wake of abrogation of all legal and constitutional barriers to turn Muslim majority into a mere minority in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed,” the statement issued here said.

The meeting expressed concern over this grave issue and termed it as a ‘do or die’ matter for the people of Kashmir.

 “We are at the crossroads of our history where the nation has to decide whether to live or perish in the garb of Indian political, economic and cultural aggression,” the meeting said and “strongly felt that to defeat the nefarious designs of Indian aggression, be it in the form of economic, geographic, political or cultural, the need of the hour is a strong unity amongst all the sections of the society.”

The meeting pledged to support the program chalked out by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) in letter and spirit and termed the unanimous support by all the trade unions, Bar Association, employees, intellectuals, transporters, students as highly laudable.

The spokesperson said any imbalance in the demography of Jammu and Kashmir would be opening of “flood-gates of Indian aggression”.

 “People will be rendered homeless, jobless and strange fellows in their homeland as and when Article 35-A, Article 370 and other provisions of PSA which prohibits lodgement of detenues outside Jammu and Kashmir, get tempered,” the meeting observed.

It also expressed serious concern over importing Patwaris and Tehsildars from outside, “sale and purchase of our land to the Indian capitalists and sending those incarcerated even under section 107 or 13ULA to Tihar Jail etc”.

The meeting “smelled deep conspiracies behind raising such issues to divert the attention of the people from their legitimate movement for the right to self-determination”.

Hurriyat (G) appealed the UN Secretary-General to take cognizance of “Indian aggression” of “changing” the Muslim majority character of Jammu and Kashmir. It also sought the help of UN to solve Kashmir issue as per its agreed resolutions.

The meeting condemned the arrest of its senior leaders Hakeem Abdul Rashid and Umar Aadil Dar.

A high-level delegation of the amalgam on the direction of chairman Syed Ali Geelani visited the residence of Mudasir Ahmad Bhat at Barzullah Srinagar and conveyed condolences to the family members. 

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