Srinagar, Aug 24: A meeting of AAC executive members ,activists , traders bodies , civil society members students and many others was held at AAC headquarters at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajori Kadal chaired by Aphc and AAC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq . It is for the first time this year that any public meeting of AAC has been allowed to be chaired by the Mirwaiz. The meeting was in connection with the current serious situation with regard to attempts to Abrogate article 35A , the everyday killing of youth , the NiA raids and arrests and the repression and
Addressing the gathering Aphc chairman Expressed deep grief and anger at the killing of young student shahid Bashir Wani who was picked up by the Indian army and killed in cold blood Mirwaiz asked how long will we carry the dead bodies of our youth killed with impunity by our oppressors ,while the world looks the other the way and does not raise its voice against such brutality. Mirwaiz said I earnestly appeal to the the UN to all members of international community ,to all those who believe in basic right to life to the rights organizations to civil society members to intellectuals and to people in India to ask Government of India to stop its policy of severe repression against the people of Kashmir and resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of the people of J&K.
Regarding the attempt to abrogate Article 35 A Mirwaiz said it is directly aimed at changing the demographic character of the state that will have a direct bearing on our Right to self determination guaranteed by the Indian state at the UN and ratified by the world body. Mirwaiz said since coming to power the current dispensation in New Delhi is constantly engaged in fulfilling its long term agenda of total integration of J&K with the Indian Union through a demographic change and is using the judicial route for this purpose .Mirwaiz said people of Kashmir will never allow it to happen and will fight out this grave assault as they have been bravely and peacefully fighting for their fundamental right since the past seventy years. Mirwaiz said that Government of India considers Jammu Kashmir as its colony and attempts everything in its control to suppress the resistance of the people of Jammu Kashmir. On the GST issue, Indian leaders are boasting that through its implementation in Jammu Kashmir it has succeeded in economic integration of J&K with rest of India. Likewise demonetization is being flaunted as “hugely successful “because it supposedly has diluted Kashmiri resistance movement .
Mirwaiz said another assault against the resistance movement by GOI is using propaganda coercion and intimidation to defame the Kashmiri resistance leadership and demoralize people through its agency the NIA .The largest democracy on earth is now bullying and threatening Kashmiris into submission warning that those that raise their voice against illegal occupation, will land up in Tihar jail in Delhi.
Mirwaiz said family members friends and acquaintances are been harassed by NIA at the behest of the Government by sending them random notices which is shameful.
Mirwaiz said that while people of Kashmir are going through testing and difficult times , unity steadfastness and belief in the justness of their goal is what will inshallah take us through as truth always prevails.
All the members present agreed with the Mirwaiz and said that they will stay steadfast and united under his guidance and extend their full support to the program of the joint resistance leadership .They write their commitment to the peaceful people’s movement.