Srinagar: Continuing its election boycott campaign, Hurriyat Conference Jammu Kashmir (HCJK) leaders led by Shabir Ahmad Shah today addressed a large public gathering at Ompora, Budgam.
According to a statement issued to KNS, the leaders while terming the upcoming parliamentary elections as a tool to weaken the ongoing freedom movement appealed people to completely boycott the polls and play their role in taking the mission of freedom to its logical conclusion.
Among those who addressed the gathering included Shabir Ahmad Shah, National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Muslim League chairman Mushtaq ul Islam, Islamic Political Party chairman Muhammad Yusuf Naqash, Muslim Conference chairman Shabir Ahmad Dar, Aijaz Ahmad of Liberation Front and Muhammad Yasin Ataai.
Shah reminded people of their sacrifices which they laid in pursuance of right of self determination from Indian forcible occupation. “So it is imperative for you people to boycott the elections. The resistance movement against Indian forcible occupation demands that polls should be boycotted.”
Shah said that to vote those people who murdered our children tantamount to treason with the sacred blood of martyrs. “We cannot vote those who martyred our great leaders like Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru. Don’t forget the sacrifices rendered by our martyrs and don’t enslave your progeny by participating in elections.”
Commenting on the mass human rights violations committed by Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said lakhs of our youth were killed for demanding freedom, the families of pro-Hurriyat people were harassed and thousands of pro- Hurriyat people are still languishing in jails and their properties sabotaged.
Shah said it would be extremely shameful to forget the lakhs of sacrifices and oppression which India inflicted here. “We appeal the nation to revere the blood of martyrs by completely boycotting the upcoming parliamentary elections,” Shah added. (KNS)