Police confines Mirwaiz Umar to house

Kashmir’s Head Cleric Reiterates June 25 Shutdown Call

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, June 21: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house-arrest on Friday to prevent him from leading a rally at Jamia Masjid here to commemorate the 49th Foundation Day of the Awami Action Committee.
Addressing a gathering on telephone, Mirwaiz said, “Nobody can put restrictions on aspirations, emotions and thinking of Kashmiris.”
“The supreme cause for which Kashmiri people, leadership, Shaheed-e-Millat and Mahajr-e-Millat offered their lives would be taken forward till it reaches its logical conclusion,” he said.
Mirwaiz condemned the continuous house detention of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani. “Continuous house arrest of the pro-resistance leadership and restrictions on their political and religious activities is dictatorial. Such tyrannical steps won’t deter the pro-freedom leaders from pursuing the cause,” he said.
Mirwaiz appealed people to observe complete strike on June 25 when the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Kashmir.
“Kashmiris are forced to observe shutdown and protests since India is not sincere in initiating any political process to address the Kashmir issue and is instead looking at Kashmir issue only through the prism of security and economics,” he said.
“If Indian Prime Minister comes to Kashmir with a constructive political approach and implements the suggestions put forth by the APHC in connection with the resolution of K-issue, then the visit undertaken by him could prove beneficial. However, it is highly unfortunate that India has never considered the ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir and has treated this issue as a simple problem of administration and economics,” Mirwaiz said.
He said, “Sensitivity and reality of Kashmir issue can’t be changed by granting economic grants and bringing in rail services. Kashmir issue would remain there till the pledges made by the Indian leadership are not fulfilled. Any solution to Kashmir can be found through trilateral negotiations between India, Pakistan and Kashmiris,” Mirwaiz said.
Meanwhile, people took out a protest rally before the Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:00:00 IST




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