Separatists call shutdown on PM’s JK visit
All the three factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF Tuesday called for complete shutdown on July 4, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir.
“We do not have any personal enmity against Modi but he is visiting here as the Prime Minister of a country, which have forcibly enslaved us and whose army are mercilessly killing the innocent people of Kashmir in day in and day out,” Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani said.
He advised Modi to shun the policies of creating three separate cities within the Valley for Kashmiri Pandits on Israeli Pattern, issuing state subjects to West Pakistani refugees and abrogation of Article 370.
“It is a dangerous game plan which can have further destructive consequences over the peace and harmony of the state and it will drastically increase the political uncertain and instable situation of the Kashmir,” he said.
Geelani said, “Modi should be aware that neither are we against the Indian integrity and nor are we in favour of separating any legal state from it. Kashmir is a different issue and India is holding it only with the help of its military might.”
“The demand of Kashmiri people is clear and straight and we want that India should respect her promises which she has made with us on national as well as international levels and it is his moral and constitutional responsibility to full fill those promises,” he said and urged people to observe complete shutdown on July 4.
Hurriyat (M) also called for shutdown on Modi’s visit to State.
“Indian Prime Minister Narednra Modi’s visit to Kashmir might have trade on his agenda, it was also a blatant fact that Kashmir was not an economical or financial issue, but a human and political one. Future of more than one hundred crore people is associated with the resolution of Kashmir issue,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said adding lasting peace, stability and economic prosperity in south Asia would only arrive once the Kashmir issue is solved according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people.
He said lakhs of people have been killed, ten thousand have been subjected to enforced disappearances, around eight thousand unmarked graves have been found, army of orphans and widows have been created and restrictions have been laid on the political and religious activities of resistance leadership besides hundreds of Kashmiris are behind bars.
“Even though Hurriyat refrains from calling strike on Fridays, but sometimes it becomes inevitable keeping in view the larger interest of the freedom struggle,” he added and urged people to observe complste shutdown on July 4.
JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said Modi represents the state of India and he is responsible for all tyrannical acts, oppressive behaviors and curbs on the freedom of Jammu Kashmir.
“Given this fact Kashmiris have been always protesting on the occasion of Indian prime minister’s visit to Jammu Kashmir. When Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, Kashmiris will repeat their tradition of resistance and observe a complete shut down on July 4,” said Malik, who was released last night on bail.
He alongwith dozens of JKLF leaders and activists was arrested on 23rd June 2014 and remained in central jail Srinagar
Hurriyat Conference (JK) also appealed people to observe complete shutdown on July 4.
“Modi is coming here as a prime minister of the country which has usurped the right of self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and subjugated them. Those who will welcome Narendra Modi on his arrival are the paid agents of India and the worst enemies of the people of Kashmir, he said.
Dukhtaran-e-Milat chairperson, Asiya Andrabi called for civil curfew in protest against the visit of Modi.
In a statement issued today, Asiya said visit of Modi as prime minister is seen as the visit of the head of the “occupying country”.
She said those coming out of their houses on July 4 should wear black bands to show to the world that “Kashmir has never accepted India as their country.”
Referring to the inauguration of Uri project by PM Modi, Asiya said India is only concerned about the natural resources of Jammu and Kashmir.
“By observing shutdown on July 4, people will give a message that Kashmir is a disputed territory and Prime Minister of India is entering into a disputed territory,” she added.