SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Resistance leadership on Thursday urged people to boycott upcoming elections, saying it provides India an opportunity to mislead world community.
In a joint press release, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today at Hyderpora while calling people to boycott upcoming elections, said that amid ten lakh forces personnel, the election drama has lost relevance and credibility.
The press release issued said, “Resistance leadership called an immediate press conference and media was accordingly informed. But authorities denied media to attend said press briefing. Meanwhile a large contingent of police present didn’t allow party activists and media to cover the event. Later Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik were arrested and taken to police station Humhama”.
APHC Spokesman, Ayaz Akbar said that Mirwaiz Omer Farooq, Mohammad Yasin Malik along with pro-freedom activists were not allowed to meet Hurriyat Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani .It was later that Geelani sahib along with party activists came out of his residence and after deliberating over prevailing situation, decided to address media but media men were not allowed to report event .The leadership in order to meet press moved towards Airport road, however they were arrested and lodged in police station Humhama.
Joint leadership while lashing at state authorities said that police action and restrictions on press conference proved that upcoming elections are mere drama .It is not a democratic process but better to say a drama being enacted with the help of armed forces, they said.
Allow us to meet people ,asked joint leadership and said that not a single person will cast their vote, while challenging state authorities .They are strangulating the legitimate voice and they and their agents will be exposed, said resistance leaders .
In a joint statement while rejecting these elections, the leadership said that these elections are being enacted to mislead international community and India is desperate to justify its occupation and as such these shame elections are being enacted.
India and its henchmen in state portray these elections as a people’s consent and acceptance of Indian hegemony in state, statement said .Asking people to safeguard sacrifices rendered by nation & urged people to stay away from these election dramas.
Ridiculing authorise in Delhi for their shameful tactics, the leadership said that through these elections they have always installed their blue-eyed stooges to mislead world opinion, said Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Omer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement. These stooges follow dictates from Delhi and carry out their sinister designs, said leadership.
These enacted dramas won’t alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, statement said and added we always opposed these elections as Indian authorities while manipulating the results, try to dilute the disputed status of Kashmir issue.
Criticising Indian authorities for use of brute force in state, the statement quoting leadership, said that with their military might, they won’t break our resolve, nor can deter us from pursuing our goal. It is just a ploy to prolong their forced occupation, said joint leadership. While referring to these elections, they use these elections as tool to reinforce their clutches, said leadership.
The statement while referring to recent people’s uprising in 2016, said that freedom struggle is in its crucial stage and people through their determination, commitment & their resentment have conveyed a strong message to world community. People straightway have conveyed their message that they won’t accept anything less than freedom.
Hailing commitment and resolve of the people for freedom movement ,the resistance leadership said the way the people are following programme is praiseworthy .While referring to deceitful tactics of authorities ,the joint leadership said that they tried their every deceit to make programme a failure but people with their resolve denied to fall in their trap ,said leadership .Hailing people ,the leadership said that people resisted their every move and followed programme in letter and spirit.
Warning people against the ploy being played by state administration, the resistance leadership said that through these elections they are hatching conspiracies to prolong forced occupation and said that for time being we have rescheduled the programme and decided to concentrate on election boycott.
They said that after completing 250th day of Intifada, the authorities have kick started election drama just to divert people’s attention from resistance movement.
We feel our duty, to apprise our people about the deceitful political game of authorities and outcome of this election drama, said leadership and asked people to be aware of their folly against ongoing freedom movement. They are hell-bent to defame and to spoil our efforts.
Keeping in view the present political situation the programme already conveyed is extended till April 15 & resistance leadership has decided to concentrate on boycott campaign and urged people to stay away from these elections. (PTK)