Srinagar: To give boost to its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) is looking for collaboration with other pro-freedom groups, the amalgam in its high level meeting held under Shabir Ahmad Shahon Sunday decided.
“A thorough discussion was held with regards to the upcoming parliamentary elections in which it was decided to formulate a delegation that will take analyze the possibility of coordination between pro-freedom parties so as to effectively launch the election boycott campaign,” HCJK in a statement issue to GNS said.
During the meeting, the leaders present on the occasion termed the elections being held here since 1947 as political tool of Indian government against freedom struggle of Kashmir. “To keep Kashmiris away from their right to self determination, India has been active at both the political and war fronts against the people of Kashmir. Through former, they seek the help of police and forces to suppress the freedom loving people; the later they use to cover the crimes it commits here,” the leaders vowed.
The leaders made it clear that taking part in elections have yielded far more bitter consequences on Kashmiri nation than collective suppression by forces, massacres and human rights violations. “Kashmiri nation must realize that the so-called representatives demand votes for various developments but they portray the same participation in polls as Kashmiris’ acknowledgement of Indian rule on Kashmir.”
The meeting was attended by Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mushtaq UL Islam Shabir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Farooq Ahmad Dar and other Hurriyat activists.
Appealing people to completely boycott the upcoming polls, the leaders said we must not cast your votes to those who martyred our children.
Reiterating their claim that it is police and force that is ruling the state the members strongly condemned the unending innocent killings, continuous detention of leaders and use of black laws to suppress the freedom movement. “These are total “anti-democratic” acts on part of so-called government.”
The leaders present on the occasion also condemned Shabir Ahmad Shah’s arrest on his way to Jammu. “It is undemocratic and against the freedom of expression. We challenge the government to compete with its political opponents on political platform. (GNS)