Srinagar, Dec 28: Any sort of election under Indian system be it for so-called assembly, parliament, municipal committee or Panchayat is meant only to harm the national interests of Kashmiris. We cannot vote and hence strengthen the hands of those tyrants who separated innocent kids Maryam and Azra from their mothers and are forcing us to bury mutilated bodies of our kith and kin. This was stated by the Joint leadership comprising of Syed Ali shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Muhammad Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint press release issued to media today.
Appealing people of Kashmir to boycott Panchayat election drama announced by so-called rulers, these leaders said Indian rulers and their Kashmiri stooges who on daily basis trample democracy and humanity, have been using this election drama to negate Kashmiri demand for self-determination and freedom. Leaders said that as a living nation it is our responsibility to safeguard sacrifices rendered by our martyrs and never forget these sacrifices.
JRL said that how can we vote for those so-called rulers and their parties which are hell bent on installing RSS fascism in Jammu Kashmir, who wants to change the demography of this land and turn its Muslim majority into minority and who have killed thousands of men and women, who snatched eyesight of thousands by pellets, who have caged thousands of young and old, who are engaged in vandalizing our houses and putting our localities to flames in these cold days and who are using every tyrant method to suppress our resistance. How can any Kashmiri vote and strengthen those who hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru, who use so-called assemblies and institutions to formulate laws providing impunity to killer Indian forces which have till now killed more than one Lakh Kashmiris, attacked the chastity of our mothers and sisters, killed thousands in custody, disappeared thousands after taking into custody and destroyed properties worth billions in Kashmir.
JRL leaders said that how can any Kashmiri strengthen tyrants who dance on the dead bodies of our young ones and compel us to carry mutilated corpses of our dear ones. How can anyone of us vote for those who separated innocent kids’ Azra and Maryam from their mothers and deprived them from their love and affection? Leaders said that India and its stooges repeatedly stage this election drama to hoodwink international community and pro-India parties and their leaders try to lure people in the name of roads, unemployment and other sugar coated things. They said that soon this election drama is over, these hypocrites, their masters in Delhi and media declare this vote as a vote for India and use this farce to camouflage atrocities and human rights abuses in Kashmir.
JRL leaders said that any sort of elections under Indian occupational system, be these for so-called assembly, parliament, municipal committee or Panchayat are meant only to harm the national interests of Kashmiris, strengthen illegal occupation, and hoodwink the international community. While appealing for a complete and comprehensive boycott of these so-called elections especially the recently announced Panchayat elections, JRL leaders said that elections and institutions formed by these elections are detrimental to the interests of Kashmiris and as a living nation we all should keep away from this farce and boycott these elections in totality.
Leaders said that by exemplary boycott of these elections, Kashmiris will deliver a message to India and to the international community that Kashmiri want freedom from Indian occupation and that they will accept nothing less than freedom and right to self determination.