Mockery Of Democratic Process: JRL  

SRINAGAR — Stating that ongoing election process has “violated the very definition of the democratic process”,  Joint Resistance Leadership on Monday hailed peoples’ rejection and boycott of what it termed as ‘sham’ ULB elections, and the exemplary complete protest shutdown against it.

The JRL comprising both factions of the Hurriyat Conference and JKLF said that the election has “violated the very definition of the democratic process, making a mockery of it as the identity of the contesting public representatives is not known to the public nor the area going to polls!” “Secrecy manipulation and bribery are the hallmark of this twisted exercise,” they said.

JRL said that peoples “dismissiveness of this farcical exercise which in reality is a military operation to legitimise government of India’s forcible control, shows people’s unwavering commitment to their struggle for self determination and their political maturity.”

Leadership said that the People of Kashmir have completely rejected “this fake and discredited election where the identity of candidates and the public clueless the only demand right of self determination under international observation.”

Leadership said that in all other phases of the electoral “drama” people will continue to stay away from the farce and will observe protest shutdown in their respective areas on the poll dates.

Commenting on the statement by India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh that “Kashmir is ours … no power on earth can snatch it from us” JRL said that it exposes both the “occupier mindset of GOI towards J&K and their iron hand policy in dealing with its inhabitants , which is highly unfortunate.”

“Let it be clear to those arrogant of their military power and unyielding to fundamental human principles , that J&K is an internationally recognised dispute whose resolution is pending before the UN, till people of this land get their right to self determination as guaranteed by the UN including India and Pakistan.”

JRL said that People of J&K since the past 70 years are engaged in a political struggle to achieve that fundamental political and human right and will continue to do so till the “dispute is resolved as per their wishes and aspirations.”

“No power on earth can change that fact and no amount of military repression , coercion and deceit can undo it! Past 70 years of resistance bear testimony to that.”

JRL said like all “nations” across the globe, “Kashmir only belongs to Kashmiri’s and it is they who will decide its fate and future. Human history clearly shows that the power of the will and determination of a people based on fundamental principle of truth and justice always out weights forcible control based on sheer might and propaganda.”

The leadership said people of J&K are firm on their resolve ,will also be vindicated one day.

JRL reiterated that in the best interest of peace for people and an end to “arms race in the region , GOI should give up this arrogant approach and show wisdom and leadership by accepting reality and work urgently towards the resolution of the dispute as per justice and humanity.”

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