Srinagar, 20 SEP: Hussain (RA) represents resilience, courage and steadfastness and identifies with the oppressed not the oppressors. Indian sponsored and forced elections are meant to legalize oppression and hence deserve a total boycott. This was stated by the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while addressing a Muharram congregation at Basant Bagh Gaw Kadal today. People from all walks of life participated in this congregational meeting.
In his address JKLF chairman said that Imam-I-Hussain (RA) and his family strived for a righteous cause and sacrificed their lives for it in barren land of Karbala. He said that Hussain (RA) represents resilience, courage and steadfastness and identifies with the oppressed not the oppressors. Hussain reached Karbala with a few unarmed people and sacrificed his life and family for the Deen of his grandfather (SAW). He became a martyr but wrote a glorious page of Islamic history that will always remain a source of inspiration for all those who stand against tyranny and oppression. JKLF chairman said that the struggle in Kashmir is also the struggle of the oppressed and hence a continuation of Karbala. He said that Indian occupation is killing, maiming, incarcerating, humiliating and vandalizing Kashmiris. We are witnessing a Karbala of modern times and to hide its crimes against humanity and give its illegal occupation a legal footing, India time and again plays election Dramas and tries to hoodwink international opinion in the name of democracy. He said that we all should adhere to the principle ‘No election till right to self-determination’ and refrain from participating in any such process that is helping our oppressors. JKLF chairman said that battle of Karbala marks a distinction between truth and falsehood and makes us to recall that in the continuing struggle between truth and false, the last victory always belong to the truth. He said that at desolated desert of Karbala nephew of sacred prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions, despite severe thirst, hunger and tiredness resisted the forces of tyranny and oppression and refused to bow before them. This is the main lesson from Karbala that despite all hardships true follower of Imam I Hussain (RA) should never bow before tyrants and should never ever side with those who are oppressing fellow humans.
JKLF chairman said that the resistance in Jammu Kashmir is also continuation of Karbala as oppressed people of this land are resisting the forces of evil, tyranny, occupation and oppression from a long time. He said that oppressive forces are operating with impunity in Kashmir and killing, maiming, caging and humiliating humans shamelessly and main objective of these forces is to suppress freedom of humans, pin down their democratic voices and even ban mourning’s. Jammu Kashmir is burning and we are receiving the corpses of our young ones on daily basis but the ruling regime just to satisfy its masters in Delhi has announced the Schedule for so-called Municipal and Panchayat Elections. JKLF chairman said that in 2016, these rulers and their stooges made hue and cry over peoples protests were halting examination of students and even held forced examinations using police might. But this time around these rulers not thinking of education sector and the annual examinations of Kashmiri students have announced farce process of elections hence playing with the education and careers of Kashmiri students which is a glaring example of the animosity Indian Occupation has in store against the people of Jammu Kashmir. JKLF chairman said that India is and has always been using this drama as a license to kill, maim suppress Kashmiris and legalize its occupation on this land and it is the duty of every Muslim who loves Hussain (RA) to stay away from this Drama. How can we vote and strengthen those who are killed and maimed our thousands, jailed our young and old including women and are continuing this oppression unabated. How can a Hussaini who loves Imam I Mazloom with core of his heart vote and thus strengthen the hands of oppressors and killers, added JKLF chairman. On the occasion people present in the Majlis raised enthusiastic slogans in favor of Islam, Azadi, Martyrs, and resistance.
Meanwhile Police has arrested JKLF district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather (Boya). JKLF chairman while condemning this arbitrary arrest has said that this is unacceptable in all respects. He said that Bashir Boya has been arrested for not attending court and from last seven days is being kept incarcerated at police station.