SRINAGAR: Terming stone pelting as tool in the hands of deprived people, Hurriyat Conference in its statement said that stone pelting in Jammu & Kashmir has since long been used as a tool of resistance.
“It is ridiculous to blame Pakistan for instigating stone pelting, said Hurriyat. Indian authorities are suffering from phobia”, said Hurriyat adding that instead of realizing the ground realities, they unnecessarily imprecate Pakistan.
“It is outcome of the egoistic attitude of India”, Hurriyat said. Accusing India of taking people of J&K for ride, spokesman said that the odd treatment for Kashmiris confirms this perception that Indian authorities take them for ride and hence the people are right when they show their resentment and anger.
Spokesman, Ayaz Akbar while refuting the accusation against Pakistan and history of stone pelting, said that Kashmiri people resisted & pelted stones even against Mughal armies & Pakistan was still a dream and no more existing on map.
Referring to Quit Kashmir movement against Dogra autocracy, spokesman said that people expressed their resentment & resorted to stone pelting as they were resisting tyrannical attitude of Dogra rulers.
“ Stone as a tool of resentment remained there even after Dogra regime was overthrown & when Indian forces occupied our state”, said Ayaz Akbar.
Spokesman said that stone pelting was a measure and characteristic tool for 22 years during right to self-determination movement.
Referring to authorities in Delhi, spokesman said that they are fully aware about the modus operandi adopted during resistance movement in Jammu & Kashmir and despite all this their accusation against Pakistan depicts their frustration. “Their egoistic approach is a big hurdle and they are turning blind eyes to hard realities”, said spokesman.
Hurriyat spokesman said that people are left with no other option as there is no space left for peaceful political activities. “People are massacred by showering bullets and pellets upon them, fundamental rights being trampled, genuine voices gaged and even mourning over dead bodies is barred”, said spokesman.
“In every action, there is an opposite reaction”, said spokesman adding that that authorities are inflicting atrocities, there by pushing people to wall.
Blaming Pakistan is ridiculous, said spokesman and resentment from people is quite expected and usual.
“Through this blame game, Indian authorities are desperate to mislead international community”, said spokesman.
“It is an indigenous movement while referring to resistance movement in J&K”, he said. Spokesman said people will pursue struggle till their aspirations regarding the political destiny of state are accorded due honor and ascertained through right to self-determination. (PTK)