ELECTIONS AIMED TO DILUTE KASHMIR ISSUE: HURRIYAT (G)
URGES PEOPLE TO BOYCOTT POLLS
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Monday alleged that elections were aimed to dilute the Kashmir issue and urged people to boycott the polls.
In a statement a spokesman of Hurriyat (G) appealed to people of Kupwara, Lolab, Handwara, Langate, Noorabad, Kulgam, Homshalibugh, Devsar, Poonch, Mendhar and Surankote to boycott these ‘so-called elections and observe complete strike on December 2 against it.’
While referring to present situation in Kashmir, he asserted that “it is very horrifying and wretched and in its appeal to International agencies, Amnesty International, Asia Watch, OIC and Pakistan and urged to take cognizance of deteriorating situation in Kashmir.”
“The human rights violations in state are at its peak and the excesses collaborated by 8 lakhs forces personel, 28 thousand village defenses committees and police is beyond imagination,” he said.
The statement while referring to arrest drive unleashed by authorities, said, “Since last month state authorities arrested more than four thousand pro-freedom leaders, activists and youth. They have turned state into a big jail.”
While lamenting at authorities the spokesman said, “Elections are mere drama and during night raids the leaders are being arrested and put behind bars. There is no justification for these elections, said Hurriyat and added that these election are meaningless, immoral and unconstitutional. All pro-freedom parties in an unequivocal voice have rejected these manipulated elections.”
“India occupied state and since last 67 years India with the help of 8 lakh forces personnel and 28 thousand village defenses committees is perpetrating killings and atrocities. Six lakh people were massacred, lakhs were arrested, properties looted and razed to ground and thousands of women sexually assaulted. Indian authorities have turned Jammu Kashmir into an into slaughter house,” he alleged.
“Since the BJP came into power the excesses against people were escalated, said Hurriyat and thousands are on run and desperate to save their lives and dignity from the wrath of present regime and added they have destroyed the carrier of thousands of students,” he further alleged.