Srinagar, April 13: “Policy of suppression and repression in Jammu and Kashmir has failed to yield any positive results for India. Through the elongated period of ordeal and barbarism since 1947, India is currently facing a powerful people’s political movement for right to self-determination in every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” said the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani while paying tributes to militants killed in Shopian encounter.
“India is suffering from arrogance of power and has tried its best to muzzle our voice, but has utterly failed to do so, and the Indian might can never deter us from our much cherished goal of right to self-determination,” Geelani said in a statement issued to GNS.
Reiterating his appeal for election boycott, Hurriyat (G) chairman said participation in any election sponsored by New Delhi amounts to “treason and betrayal with martyrs’ blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by our nation”.
“We believe, any election process, India tries to conduct, is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people,” he said, adding, “We need to strengthen our faith and as a nation we need to be optimistic.”