Srinagar, Jan 30: A key constituent of Hurriyat Conference (M), the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Independent Movement, headed by Bilal Lone, held its maiden delegates session at the amalgam’s party headquarters Rajbagh, Srinagar.
The delegates from almost all the districts of Kashmir participated in the session that was presided over by the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Prof Abdul Gani Bhat and Bilal Lone were present on the occasion, a statement issued by the conglomerate to GNS said.
Speaking on the occasion, Bilal Lone said that his priority was to carry forward the mission of his father ‘Shaheed-e-Hurriyat’ Abdul Gani Lone which pursued throughout his life till the last minute of his martyrdom.
Bilal Lone said that the previous name of his party People’s Conference had resulted in confusion among the ranks and files of party and that he decided to change the name of his party.
He said after consultations with party workers, he renamed the party as JK Peoples Independent Movement. He said the party under its new name will strengthen the Hurriyat and the hands of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on all fronts.
He said his “affiliation and attachment with the freedom movement of Kashmir was his father’s legacy and he and his workers will remain steadfast towards the movement as people of Kashmir have offered their priceless sacrifices for the pious goal of right to self-determination”. To support Hurriyat on all fronts and to protect the mission of martyrs is my ultimate goal, he said.
Bilal Lone said that Kashmir issue has to be resolved by India and Pakistan but not without the active participation of people of Kashmir. He urged his party activists to act as the representatives of Hurriyat in their respective districts and to remain steadfast and committed towards the Kashmir cause.
In his address, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat said that Kashmiri people are sacrificing their today for a better tomorrow and time is not far when the dawn of freedom will rise and enlighten entire region.
“Hurriyat was representing a great thought and ideology and Kashmiris aren’t worried for themselves only but others also,” he said adding that war between India and Pakistan wasn’t possible and time is not far when both nations will have to resolve the vexed Kashmir dispute.