Mirwaiz chairs meet to discuss transition to long-term strategy for right to self-determination

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the amalgam in which progress on transition to long-term strategy for people's right of self determination was discussed, said a spokesman.
Mirwaiz chairs meet to discuss transition to long-term strategy for right to self-determination
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Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the amalgam in which progress on transition to long-term strategy for people's right of self determination was discussed, said a spokesman.

All the members of Executive Council or their representatives participated in the meeting at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz, he said.

"The Meeting took stock of the current political and movement related situation in Kashmir and discussed in detail the progress on transition to long term strategy for people's right of self determination," said the spokesman.

"It was observed in the meeting that people are keenly watching the drama that is going on in the so called State Assembly where much hue and cry is being raised about the mass murder of innocent Kashmiris in the past five months. Passionate and emotional speeches are being made to show solidarity and concern for Kashmiris. But Kashmiris are not so naive and they fully know that these are just empty words, and the noise is being made for public consumption with an eye on votes and the ultimate aim of getting to the chair," he said.

The participants said that the active collaboration of mainstream parties with New Delhi has landed Kashmiris in the current situation of misery and suffering. "Did these so called people's representatives ever stand up to New Delhi for the people of Kashmir? Did they ever stand up for defending the rights and liberties of people whose representation they claim? Even when people were being ruthlessly massacred, oppressed, blinded, maimed, harassed, humiliated, jailed and collectively tortured, have they ever asked their masters in New Delhi to reign in the forces, to make them accountable for their actions against the people of Kashmir, to prosecute and punish them for committing atrocities against people?" they asked.

They castigated these parties for failing to protest against New Delhi for the "systematic erosion of the special status ofJ&K."

"Have not all of them at one point or other been the frontal face of these barbarities perpetuated upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir during the past 70 years in general and last 30 years in particular. In fact they have always extended their tacit supporters in undermining the rights of Kashmiris," they said, as per the spokesman.

"It was said in the meeting that if these people from whichever party they may be, who are crying hoarse about  the killing of Kashmiris, erosion of people's rights, oppression and assault against them, really mean what they say ,let them take this opportunity and register their genuine protest and concern through pro-active means rather than empty words which will send a strong message to India and the world that things are greatly amiss in Kashmir and the people of Kashmir are demanding their political right to self determination."

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