Hurriyat (m) to protest mass graves issue
MIRWAIZ ASKS GOVT TO RESTORE CIVIC RIGHTS
Srinagar, Dec 4: Hurriyat Conference (M) Friday decided to stage street protests against unidentified mass graves in Kashmir.
Addressing the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here, the conglomerate chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, announced a peaceful protest march on the International Human Rights Day on December 10.
“This is the third time when unidentified mass graves have been found in the Valley and it reflects the brazen human rights violations being committed in Kashmir. On the day, the Hurriyat leadership will march peacefully from our Rajbagh headquarters to Lal Chowk,” he said.
The leadership will carry placards and banners but there will be no sloganeering, he added.
“Around 9000 people have mysteriously disappeared over the years and no one knows whether they are alive. The march will remind international community that troops are committing of the human rights violations in Kashmir,” he said.
Mirwaiz called upon the international community and various human rights organizations to probe the mass graves in Kashmir. “We appeal Amnesty International to come forward and dig out the truth behind these unidentified mass graves. It is their duty to see how thousands of people have disappeared over the years.”
Mirwaiz said: “The so called elected state government should leave the freedom struggle to Hurriyat and work for civic rights of the people. This (civic rights) is what they got votes for. But the dilapidated roads, improper facilities of electricity, growing unemployment throws light on people’s civic rights are being violated.”
He said the political freedom was of no significance without economic freedom. “But our economic growth has been curbed by the government under a well thought out conspiracy. Our international airport is a hoax. Our industries are not allowed to grow. Our youth are denied jobs and we are not provided proper electricity. This is all part of a conspiracy against the state,” he said and asked the government to work for civic development.
“Enough power is generated in Kashmir to suffice the needs of the state but it is supplied outside. Why can’t the government come up with a comprehensive plan to curb this power crisis?”
“International airport can help our trade to grow. We can use it to travel to Pakistan and Central Asian markets for sale of goods but India is not allowing that to happen,” he said.
“Dialogue is at its own place but we will not sit silent on these issues. We are cautioning government to stop this brazen violation of civic rights in the Valley,” he added.
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