Stone pelting tool of resistance in Kashmir: Hurriyat (G)

Stone pelting tool of resistance in Kashmir: Hurriyat (G)

Akbar while refuting the “accusation” against Pakistan and history of stone pelting, said “Kashmiri people resisted and pelted stones even against Mughal armies and Pakistan was still a dream and no more existing on map.”

Hurriyat Conference (G) on Thursday termed stone pelting as “tool in the hands of deprived people,” saying “stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir has since long been used as a tool of resistance.”

“It is ridiculous to blame Pakistan for instigating stone pelting. Indian authorities are suffering from phobia. Instead of realizing the ground realities, they unnecessarily imprecate Pakistan. It is outcome of the egoistic attitude of India,” Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar said in a statement. 

Accusing India of taking people of J&K for ride, the spokesman said that “the odd treatment for Kashmiris confirms this perception that Indian authorities take them for ride and hence the people are right when they show their resentment and anger.” 

Akbar while refuting the “accusation” against Pakistan and history of stone pelting, said “Kashmiri people resisted and pelted stones even against Mughal armies and Pakistan was still a dream and no more existing on map.”

Referring to Quit Kashmir movement against  Dogra rule, the spokesman said that “people expressed their resentment and resorted to stone pelting as they were resisting tyrannical attitude of Dogra rulers.”  

“Stone as a tool of resentment remained there even after Dogra regime was overthrown and when Indian forces occupied our state. Stone pelting was a measure and characteristic tool for 22 years during right to self-determination movement,” he said. 

Referring to authorities in Delhi, the spokesman said that “they are fully aware about the modus operandi adopted during resistance movement in Jammu and Kashmir and despite all this their accusation against Pakistan depicts their frustration.”

“Their egoistic approach is a big hurdle and they are turning blind eyes to hard realities. People are left with no other option as there is no space left for peaceful political activities. People are massacred by showering bullets and pellets upon them, fundamental rights being trampled, genuine voices gagged and even mourning over dead bodies is barred,” he said.