Srinagar, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house detention, has strongly condemned the government action of caging pro-freedom leaders, disallowing Friday congregational Friday prayers at historic Jamia Masjid.
In a statement, Mirwaiz said that forces are selectively killing Kashmiri youth to intimidate and silence all voices that are demanding their basic right.
“But the fact remains that all these steps are destined to fail or break people’s resolve,” Mirwaiz said, adding that Government of India should read the writing on the wall which clearly reads that generation next of Kashmir is all the more ardent and impassioned to strive for the realisation of its fundamental right to self-determination and they will definitely achieve it.
He said New Delhi can delay the resolution of Kashmir dispute by use of force but cannot deny it. “The resilience and sacrifices of the people will one day make them see the dawn when their dream of achieving the right to self-determination which is the right of every nation and for which they have been yearning for past 70 years, will be realised,” he said.
Mirwaiz thanked the government and people of Pakistan for observing April 6 as a day of solidarity with the people of Kashmir and urged the country to intensify its campaign of making the world community aware of the genuine political struggle of the people of Kashmir.
He urged Pakistan to create an opinion across the globe so that Kashmir issue is resolved as per the aspirations of its people.
He said the resolution framed by the JRL was read and passed unanimously across masjids, shrines and Imambaras across Kashmir amid a pledge that despite repressive measures, the struggle of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination will continue on all fronts till the final goal is achieved.
The spokesperson also expressed concern and condemned the abduction and killings of young boys in Hajin by unknown gunmen, and said killing in all forms is anti-human.