Peoples' massive participation in the recent protests has conveyed a clear message to the world in general and India in particular that Kashmiris will not give up their struggle for freedom at any cost. The people of Kashmir have once again shown that they are united and ready to face any challenge. We have sacrificed hundreds of lives in past few months and those lives should not be allowed to go waste. The peaceful protests have unnerved India and we should capitalize on that. The protests should continue and we should not be frightened by the oppression of oppressors till we reach our goal. If we participate in the coming elections, then our efforts, our sacrifices- all will go in vain. So the first step towards achieving freedom is to boycott elections.