Denounces civil society of India for their silence
Srinagar: As per the JRL program, APHC (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq defied his house detention on Monday to proceed towards the Civil Secretariat to stage a peaceful sit-in against the continued killings of Kashmiri youth by government forces; however, he was forcibly detained outside his residence and lodged in police station Nigeen, a statement issued by JRL to GNS said.
JRL had called for a peaceful march and sit in at the civil secretariat where the Darbar move was to open today “to convey to the perpetrators to put an end to the systematic genocide of Kashmiris”. Syed Ali Geelani was also stopped from proceeding towards the Secretariat while Muhammad Yasin Malik has been lodged in Central Jail.
Talking to media outside his Nigeen residence before being detained, Mirwaiz said, “Kashmir is witnessing the height of repression as all limits of atrocities have been crossed. People are craving for justice but all doors of justice stand closed to us. Kashmiris especially our youth who are our future are being targeted in fact they are being hounded by the government forces who armed with unbridled powers like AFSPA, DAA bear no accountability for killing them.”
“Since Indian forces launched operation all out, it has been a declaration of war against people of Kashmir and south Kashmir is bearing the biggest brunt of it where almost each day youth are being brazenly killed and critically injured and there seems to be no end to it. In yesterday’s massacre at Shopian, all those killed and injured have been hit by live ammunition above waist in head throat and even eyes with the intention to kill,” he added.
Mirwaiz said that every claim of the ruling dispensation especially the PDP has fallen flat. He said there is only one policy visible on ground and that is “shoot to kill”, silence every voice protesting oppression and the endless miseries inflicted by the forces.
He said that south Kashmir has been handed over to forces and people there left at forces’ mercy who are killing them with absolute impunity and resistance leadership can’t remain mute spectator.
Referring to the practice of Darbar Move, Mirwaiz said that it is the “Darbaar of Killers” that has moved to Kashmir.
“Apparently Mehbooba Mufti is the CM of Kashmir but the fact is that she and her entire team are pawns, mere rubber stamp in the hands of New Delhi working on their directions and looking helpless before the dictations of Delhi which is to kill Kashmiris one by one. To stay in the chair, these people have pawned their conscience to their masters in New Delhi. In fact they have killed their conscience for the chair as they are watching like deaf and dumb spectators the dance of death witnessed in Kashmiri villages every day,” Mirwaiz said adding that recently Mehbooba Mufti’s brother admitted to being “partners in crime” but let them know that they are not simply partners in crime but “partners in genocide” of Kashmiris.
“They are presiding over the genocide of Kashmiris. What more can be a matter of grief for us and of shame for them that being Kashmiris they are partners in killing Kashmiris,” Mirwaiz asked?
Mirwaiz said that GoI by its policy of “extreme repression and atrocities” is pushing our next generation to the wall, forcing them to pick up arms and our intellectuals and scholars like Dr Muhammad Rafi feel forced to take this path.
“It seems GoI wants to convert Kashmir into Afghanistan where children and youth from each home take to arms, where educated youth and students take to arms,” he said adding that Hurriyat leadership believes that it is a well thought out plan to force Kashmiris to resort to armed and violent means of resistance so that by labelling them as terrorists, government of India’s forces can commit huge massacres.
“Where are the champions of human rights, the intellectuals, civil society activists of India who once lobbied and convinced Kashmiri that they should keep their struggle for their basic right non-violent? Why have they adopted silence now?” Mirwaiz asked.
He said Kashmir issue was never about roads, development and jobs but it is a human and political issue that needs to be resolved as per the wishes of people by implementing right to self-determination.