Times of Kashmir

| 19 May 2019
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Geelani call for complete shutdown on Monday in Kulgam

SRINAGAR, APR 28 (PTK): All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani reiterated the call for complete election boycott and shutdown on Monday April 29 in Kulgam district and said that by observing a boycott we can peacefully and meaningfully once again highlight the Kashmir issue in international level that the people of Jammu & Kashmir wants get rid of the Indian forcible occupation and wants settlement of this long pending dispute in accordance to the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state.

He said that when any nation comes out of the confusion, chaos and uncertainly, no matter at what cost and collectively trying very hard to break the shackles of the forced oppression, no power on earth can defeat them from pursuing their cherished mission of freedom.

Pro-freedom leader said that participation in any election sponsored by Indian might amounts to treason and betrayal with martyr’s 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 thereby strengthening its illegal control in the occupied land, but we are indebted by the sacrifices of our nation never to even think of any compromise and we pledge to take this sacred movement to its logical conclusion, he added.

Terming the election drama a mere military operation, Hurriyat chairman said that to ensure the so-called graveyard peace, tens of thousands guns have been called in to throttle and harass the already suffocated population of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat chairman in a statement said that after creating graveyard silence and martial law like situation in length and breadth of the state in general and particularly in South Kashmir in the name of so-called election drama, rulers in Delhi very brazenly try to strangulate the common people by continuous house raids and arrests of youth and physical torture through their police and para-military forces.

Pro-freedom leader while condemning the barbaric attitude of the occupier said that people are subjected to vendetta because of their sentimental attachment with the legitimate movement for right to self-determination and he appealed the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch to take stock of the deteriorating situation of the rights of the people at the hands of Indian occupation forces and their agencies. (PTK)

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