Srinagar, Oct 9: The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Tuesday asked all separatist leaders particularly both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference to announce unification at Eid Gah during Eid Nimaz and present a united face of resistance.
"This will be Eid gift to the people of Jammu and Kashmir who have given sacrifices for the movement and suffering day in and day out," said Nazir Ahmad Ronga, the president HCBA.
Ronga said, "The fractured leadership is helping in status quo and the status quo is the biggest threat to people of Jammu and Kashmir."
The Bar president said that the continuation of the status quo is destroying social, economic, political, body-fabric of Kashmiris.
Bar president who recently was in Geneva regarding a conference on Kashmir said the Kashmiri diaspora also wants the unification of leadership.
"It is their desire that people of Jammu and Kashmir should give one face to resistance and here people are also yearning for the same. This Eid has provided an opportunity to the leadership to fulfill the demands of people. The people who have given sacrifices for the movement and want that they should be led by a strong unified leadership which could take them out from the killing status quo," Ronga said.
Ronga said unification of the leadership is need of the hour and demand of the people. "Leaders on Eid should respect feelings of Jammu and Kashmir and should announce that they are united," Ronga said.
Both the Hurriyat factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have announced that they will offer Eid prayer in Eidgah. For the past 20 years Eid prayers have not been offered in Eidgah.
"The Eid prayers should efface any kind of animosity. It should be occasion where leaders of both the factions should show display bonhomie and camaraderie and announce unification, a gift which people of Jammu and Kashmir need and the movement requires."
Meanwhile, the HCBA team led by Ronga visited Rangawari and paid Fateh to the militants who were recently killed in encounter. The team comprising Muhammad Abdullah Pandit, Muhammad Ashraf Bhat, Bashir Sidique and Muhammad Yousf Dar talked to people whose houses were damaged. The Bar said that it expressed sympathy and will present report on the whole incident.