Hurriyat Conference (M) has thanked all the Pakistan political parties across the board and the Government of Pakistan for unanimously passing to support the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle for right of self determination.
Expressing gratitude to the government of Pakistan, political parties and people of Pakistan, a spokesman of the Hurriyat, in a statement today said, "Pakistan being a party to the dispute has always supported Kashmiris politically, diplomatically and morally at all levels." Appreciating the role played by political leadership and people of Pakistan in supporting Kashmiris during the ongoing mass uprising and highlighting the issue at international forums, the spokesman said, "Pakistan has always been ready to work toward a lasting solution of the dispute in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris."
The spokesman said, "Large scale harassment and persecution of people across Kashmir continues unabated . Mass arrests, invoking of PSA arbitrarily against civilians youth, human rights activists, volunteers , party workers and anyone on fabricated grounds, destroying paddy harvests and fruits, causing losses to fruit industry by blocking highway, ransacking homes, conducting nocturnal raids, destroying private property, shops, cars and showrooms, beating up inmates and threatening retribution for non- compliance by the ruling dispensation show the extent of moral bankruptcy it has reached."
"In the backdrop of such oppression it is incumbent upon those who claim to be elected representatives of the people and have enjoyed the fruits of power to take responsibility and stop the bloodshed and oppression. A group among them led by Omar Abdullah does issue regular statements showing concern and condemning the grave human rights abuses and repression, saying that government is at war with the people of Kashmir and asking the GoI to initiate a genuine political process for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. If they mean what they say it is their responsibility to push Indian government and public opinion for a political solution in accordance with the peoples will and demands," he said.
"If their attempts prove futile the least they can do is stand in solidarity with their people and resign. However, if they cannot muster the courage to make a serious attempt in the interests of the people of Kashmir, then they should simply remain silent. Silence would be better than unmeaning words and better than issuing statements devoid of any conviction. Crocodile tears won't do any more. It's time to act and prove genuine convictions about the wellbeing of the people of Kashmir who are greatly suffering. History and people judge by deeds not words," he added.
"The same is true for all ruling politicians – they should end their criminal silence over the killings of more than 90 people, injuries to over 12,000 people and arrests of over 6000 people and persuade the government of India to immediately put an end to the violence and seriously work towards a political solution," the spokesman said.
Condemning the arrest of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Asiya Andrabi, the spokesman said, "The tactics of arresting resistance leaders and placing them under detention or house arrest would not be able to cow down the resistance leaders or the people from pursuing their just struggle."