Srinagar, February 24: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) termed the present prevailing
situation in Kashmir as serious and explosive stating that to
strengthen its grip of illegal occupation all international principles
are being violated while forces have been given a free hand to instill
fear and create a suffocating atmosphere across the Valley leaving
people in shock and despair.
In a statement issued here, the Hurriyat warned of any tinkering with
the State’s hereditary State subject law, Article 35 A stating the
move aimed at tampering with the law is fraught with dangerous
consequences as the people of all the three regions of the state are
united and stand together and will not allow any change in it at any
APHC strongly denounced the crackdown ,mass arrests and continued
nocturnal raids across Kashmir and condemned the arrest of resistance
leaders Muhammad Yasin Malik, Ameer-e-Jamaaat Dr Hameed Fayaz and
dozens of other Jamaat leaders and also the arrest of
Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees Vice President Moulana Mushtaq Ahmeed Veeri and
dozens of other activists of Jamiat-e-Ahlidhaees Moalana Maqbool
Akhrani and the arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists.
Hurriyat made it clear that by resorting to arbitrary and illegal
arrests , detentions intimidation and restrictions the rulers will not
achieve anything as in the past, nor will it force the people of
Kashmir into submission. Hurriyat also condemned the house arrest of
its former chairman Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat.
Hurriyat termed the crackdown and mass arrests of resistance and socio
religious leaders across Kashmir as vindictiveness of the government
and stated that these repressive measures aimed at instilling fear
among the common masses and among those peacefully pursuing their
struggle for resolution of the Kashmir dispute by addressing people
will and aspirations will not make them give up.
Hurriyat reiterated that the lingering Kashmir dispute was the main
reason of tension between the two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan
and that as long as the issues remains unresolved, their will always
be mistrust and threats of war always will loom over the region and
peace would always be elusive. It said that Kashmir issue was not a
territorial dispute between the two nations but an issues of justice
related to political fate of more than a crore people living in this
land and it was high time that the issue be resolved in its historic
perspective and keeping in view the aspirations of its people.