Leave power, then talk of representing people: Mirwaiz to Omar
‘CM Represents Military, Imperialism’
Srinagar, July 29: Terming Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as representative of military and imperialism, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday asked him to leave power politics and then talk about representing Kashmiris.
“I want to tell Omar Abdullah that if you are sincere in getting Kashmir issue resolved then leave power politics and join freedom movement. Then he can talk about representing sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris,” Mirwaiz said addressing the Friday congregation at historic Jamia Masjid here.
Lashing out at the CM for his remarks that “separatists were not the only leaders in Jammu and Kashmir as the mainstream political parties have proved their representative character from time to time” Mirwaiz said, “Their acts are against the interests of Kashmiris.”
“During 2008, 2009 and 2010 youth were killed mercilessly, harsh curfew was imposed, leadership was put under house arrest, Jamia Masjid was locked and all limits in inflicting brutalities on Kashmiri were crossed by your forces. Those involved in massacre of Kashmiris cannot represent our sentiments. You are the representative of military and imperialism,” he said.
“Has Omar Abdullah forgotten that during elections he used to tell that they were for Sadak, Bijli and Pani and Kashmir issue is left to separatists?” Mirwaiz questioned.
Mirwaiz said mainstream politicians have been an active party to India’s “military annexation” of Kashmir for satiating their hunger for power.
Expressing surprise over objection of India on separatists’ meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, the pro-freedom leader said: “On one hand they object to our meeting with one of the parties to the dispute, but on other they don’t walk a single step forward.”
Mirwaiz said during their meeting with Pakistan FM at New Delhi three days back, they asked her to keep the sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris in consideration.
“We also made her aware about the situation of Kashmir,” he said.
Mirwaiz accused New Delhi of being insincere towards resolving Kashmir issue.
“During 2004, 2005 and 2006 we presented suggestions to New Delhi and held parleys with Prime Minister, but they did not move an inch forward,” he said.
Calling for inclusion of Kashmiris in dialogue, Mirwaiz said “they should chart out mechanism how to involve Kashmiris in process”. “India and Pakistan shouldn’t consider Kashmiris as dumb driven cattle that they would be goaded anywhere,” he said, adding that dialogue process should be made time-bound.
Expressing optimism about resolution of Kashmir issue, Mirwaiz said that revolutions in Middle East have made it clear that sentiments of the people cannot be crushed by force.
“Those who are suppressing the aspirations of the people will have to bow before the collective will,” he said.
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