How can we betray the blood of our martyrs? Moulana Tari
Srinagar, Mar 24: Starting its election boycott campaign, the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday distributed anti-election posters and pamphlets among people.
The party workers and activists started campaign from Srinagar and Budgam areas and appealed people to stay away from the election drama. They asked people to boycott the so-called elections and protest against the sell-out of the State.
Meanwhile, DFP general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari slammed the state administration for cracking down on the resistance leadership and violating the court orders that call for release of prisoners.
Appealing for election boycott, Moulana Tari said such activity is aimed at misleading the world community of the Kashmir issue. “This is a unilateral drama, a puppet show. Why is this so-called coalition government scared of allowing us to meet people,” he said.
Strongly condemning the continuous detention of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, Tari said, “For the last three and a half years, Shah Sahib was set free for only three days.”
Even today, Moulana said, scores of party leaders and activists, including those of Jammu, continue to languish in jails. “Police raids continue on the houses of our party leaders and workers,” he said.
Tari termed the continuous house detention of Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani and other resistance leaders as frustration and defeat of so-called administration.
The DFP general secretary made a fervent appeal to people to completely boycott the elections. “How can we forget those innocent children who were put to death, how can we vote for those who still use pellets and pava shells against us; how can we betray the blood of our martyrs? We seriously need to ponder over these facts and stay away from such activity that harms our freedom movement,” he said. (KNS)