The Awami Action Committee (AAC) president Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday termed "the unity and commitment among the leadership and people as significant and inevitable especially at this juncture in the history of peoples' struggle to reach their goal of political freedom."
Mirwaiz said this while presiding over a meeting of its working and central committee members. On the occasion, he stressed upon the leaders, workers, and activists of AAC to play a positive and proactive role in the struggle. He urged them to reach out to people "as much as they can to help and assist them in these trying times."
Mirwaiz also stressed upon them to make the programmes of joint resistance leadership a success, and "be vigilant against the anti-movement people and their designs to subvert the sacred struggle."
In response, the all the members present assured the Mirwaiz of full support and commitment. "The meeting also condemned the time and again sealing of Jamia Masjid by forces particularly on Fridays, when a large number of police and Indian forces surrounds the Jamia Masjid to prevent people from offering prayers. They said it is an effort to weaken the centrality of the Jamia Masjid as its pulpit advocates the political aspirations of Kashmiris since centuries," the spokesperson added.
Earlier, the meeting discussed the current political situation and developments in Kashmir in the context of people's ongoing political struggle.
The participants expressed sorrow and grief over the killing of Kashmiris including 15-year-old Amir Nazir by forces in past few days and extended their sympathy to the bereaved families.