Separatists should review strategy: Bilal Lone
Mirwaiz Says Govt Using Divide-And-Rule Policy
Langate (Kupwara), May 22: Asserting that ‘feeding lies and fairy tales’ to the masses was dangerous for the movement, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference chairman Bilal Gani Lone Tuesday asked the separatist leadership to review their strategy.
Addressing a rally organized by Peoples Conference here to commemorate the death anniversaries of its founder Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq, Bilal said mainstream parties were trying to encroach upon the base of separatists in the Valley.
“These parties are enemies of movement as well as of Kashmiris. We need to ponder over why some people follow them. It might be due to loopholes in our strategy. During past two decades, 26 nations including East Timor and South Sudan gained independence, why not Kashmiris? We have to be realistic and address shortcomings in our strategy,” he said.
Lone minced no words in castigating mainstream parties saying that “murderers cannot understand the pain and misery through which Kashmiris have gone.”
“PDP and NC cannot be our well wishers. Their hands are drenched with the blood of Kashmiris. My father Abdul Gani Lone was killed when Farooq Abdullah was in power and Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq was killed when Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was Home Minister of India,” Lone said, adding that dignified people cannot tolerate such leaders and parties.
Bilal also lambasted PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig for accusing separatist leaders of taking money from both India and Pakistan.
“Agent of India’s former Home Minister and agent of former Governors Jagmohan and Saxena has no moral authority to sermonize leadership. Before uttering a word, he should introspect,” the PC leader said.
The PC chief also did not spare, what he termed, letter-head parties in separatist camp, saying they should look at their “covert” acts, before raising fingers on others.
Bilal said PC wouldn’t accept anybody’s hegemony and diktats within Hurriyat or outside, but would accept decision of majority.
“Nobody can thrust his ideas and views on us,” he added.
He said time has come for separatist leadership to ‘tell truth’ to the masses, as half-truths and fairy tales were causing more harm to the movement than any favour.
Delving on India-Pakistan peace process, Bilal said Kashmiris shouldn’t become impediments in India- Pakistan relations, but “both countries cannot put Kashmir issue on backburner.”
Terming Pakistan as big brother of Muslim world, Lone also called for inclusion of Kashmiris in India-Pakistan process.
“Both countries cannot find solution of Kashmir without involving Kashmiris in the talks,” he added.
Asking people to strengthen PC, Bilal said, “The parties who have rendered sacrifices of their leaders have bigger responsibility of taking the movement to its logical conclusion.”
Terming Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as his younger brother, Bilal paid tributes to his father Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who couldn’t attend the rally, addressed the people over phone.
Mirwaiz said Government of India was pursuing divide and rule policy in Jammu and Kashmir to weaken the ongoing struggle.
“But we will not allow them to succeed in their nefarious designs at any cost,” Mirwaiz said.
Mirwaiz also castigated government for imposing curbs and restricting for foiling Hurriyat programs.
Muslim Conference chairman and Hurriyat (M) executive member Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat said Kashmiris are masters of their own destiny.
“No power can dictate terms to us. We have to decide our destiny ourselves, not by India and Pakistan,” he said on the occasion.
Asserting that global realities are changing fast, Bhat said present geo-political situation is favouring resolution of Kashmir.
“Today it is not only India and Pakistan, but America and China is also getting involved in the issue,” he said.
Among others, Shahid-ul-Islam, Musadiq Adil, Abdul Manan Bukhari, Mir Muzaffar, Farooq Towheeed, Muhammad Maqbool Sofi, Khalil Muhammad Khalil and Advocate Zahoor Ahmad also attended the rally.
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Lastupdate on : Tue, 22 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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