Won’t surrender no matter how tough struggle be: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said all the parties who have ruled Kashmir since 1947, have acted as “collaborators” of New Delhi rather than standing up for the rights of the people of J&K.
Addressing at the 55th foundation day of Awami Action Committee (AAC) observed as a “day of pledge” at the AAC headquarters, here at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal, he said that the Kashmir movement has witnessed a transition as today our fourth generation is on roads demanding their birthright.
“We as a nation won’t surrender no matter how severe the repression would be. The more repressive measures GoI and its agencies would employ to muzzle the genuine struggle, the more strong our resolve to fight oppression would become,” Mirwaiz said.
Mirwaiz said that pushing youth to the wall and using ultimate repression against them is destined to “boomerang and take an ugly shape”.
“It was unfortunate that the New Delhi instead of accepting the ground realities and acknowledging the basic political aspirations of people of Kashmir is handling the issue militarily, which is fraught with dangerous repercussions,” he said.
The Hurriyat (M) Chairman said: “The policy of repression has become a routine affair of the authorities in Kashmir and everyday young boys are killed, maimed and blinded and the resistance leadership is caged in their own homes, youth harassed, properties vandalized and protestors showered with bullets and lethal pellets.”
He said that international community has finally woken up to the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir as the recent UN report on the Kashmir has a taken the lid off from the gory cases of rights abuses and direct intervention of world bodies has now become highly inevitable.
The 55th foundation day of Awami Action Committee (AAC) was observed as a “day of pledge” at the AAC headquarters. The foundation of AAC was laid by the Shaheed-e-Milat late Mirwaiz Moulana Muhammad Farooq 55 years ago with a sole aim of achieving right of self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers said at the occasion.
Mirwaiz, who chaired the function, highlighted the role of AAC and stated that Kashmiri nation is offering priceless sacrifices for a great and sacred cause for the past seven decades and over this period, history of sacrifices have been created.
He said the AAC is pursing the mission of which the foundation was laid by the Muhajir-e-Milat Moulana Mirwaiz Muhammad Yousuf Shah (RA) in 1931 when he formed the Muslim Conference.
He said in 1964, the Shaheed-e-Milat constituted the AAC to infuse “a new wave of energy” into the Kashmir movement.
Mirwaiz while urging the AAC members, and activists to forge unity among their ranks asked them remain steadfast.
Mirwaiz also lauded the courage and patience of thousands of prisoners lodged in various prisons in and outside the State stating that majority of Kashmiri prisoners are deprived of basic medical facilities which is a big area of concern.
Those who spoke on the occasion include G N Zaki, M Shafi Khan, G Q Beg, Pir Ghulam Nabi, Mushtaq Sofi and others.