Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik calls for strike on Thursday
KG News Desk
Jammu, May 23: Pro-freedom leaders including Syed Ali Geelani Sahab, Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today afternoon held a joint meeting at Hyderpora here called for a complete shutdown on Thursday against the proposed Sainik and Pandit colonies in Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman said Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today afternoon called on the residence of Geelani at Hyderpora around 5:45 pm and held a closed door meeting for about one and a half hours.
“The meeting discussed the prevailing situation in the Jammu & Kashmir state and talked about the future course of action in this regard”, the spokesman said.
” While calling for complete shutdown on 26 May Thursday and peaceful protest demonstration after the Friday congregational prayers on 27 May against the proposed plans of creation of the separate clusters for the Pandits, establishing of Sainik colonies, harassment of the Jammu Muslims”, the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh’s warning to the Jammu Muslims of repeating 1947 carnage, induction of new anti-Kashmir industrial policy and the attempts of demographic changes in the Jammu & Kashmir is worrying.
“All the three leaders in a joint press statement said that the time has come when the people should rise to defend their existence, individuality, their Muslim Identity and the disputed status of the Kashmir and to start an effective struggle against the dangerous plans of RSS in Kashmir”, the spokesman said.
“The leaders said that India is doing all this just to strengthen its forced military occupation in Kashmir and it is need of the time to oppose and resist these dangerous policies”.
The hurriyat leaders said that the main focus of the freedom movement of Kashmiri nation is the struggle against the forced military occupation of India over this soil but we can’t remain silent till the achievement of the goal.
They said that the policy makers of India fully know this fact that sooner or later they have to accept the plebiscite demand of the Jammu & Kashmir people and they (India) also understand that the end result of the referendum process will not be in their favour so under a planned manner they are trying to change the demography of the state and want to convert the Muslim majority into minorities in which the local pro-Indian parties particularly the ruling party PDP is extending its every possible support to them.
The policy makers of India want to settle the non-state subjects in the state on different name. Creation of Sainik colonies and separate townships for the Pandits is a very part of this policy.
The three Hurriyat leaders said that India is using the same experience in Jammu & Kashmir which Israel had tested in Palestine and the Indian government is in close contact with the policy makers of Israel in this regard.
They said that the people who reckon the involvement of the pro-freedom people into the campaign against the creation of the Sainik colonies and Pandit Townships as a diversion from the main struggle, are making mistake in understanding the basics of the issues and they should again think over that. The pro-freedom leaders jointly appealed the people related to all walks of life particularly Transporters, Traders, Employees and Shopkeepers to extend their every possible help in making the proposed shutdown call a success.
They said that it is our collective fight for our collective existence and every citizen should play his part in this regard. The leaders had also made a passionate appeal to the youths particularly the students to play their role in making the said program an exemplary, disciplined, dignified and peaceful message.