Srinagar, Jan 13: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Saturday denounced chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her statement in state legislative assembly, saying that “negative” statements won’t alter the narrative nor people can be misled by such rhetoric.
Criticising Mehbooba for her statement wherein she said that “making Kashmir a part of India was the bold and historic decision of Sheikh Abdullah and Hari Singh, Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani said that Mehbooba is resorting to “blatant lies”.
“It is her lust for power and while refuting the hard realities about Kashmir issue, she is doing wrong interpretations of historical events. It is nothing but her deceit to remain in power corridors and as such is tormenting all ethics and historical facts,” Hurriyat (G) said.
Hurriyat (G) said Mehbooba has no mandate to represent aspirations of people nor authorised to decide or say about political destiny of Kashmir.
“The statement is a bundle of lies and quite contrary to basic realities. The unauthorised and doubtful accession has proved profitable for Mufti dynasty; however it added miseries and hardships to common people in state,” it said.
Hurriyat (G) said since past seven decades, the state is reeling under continuous state of uncertainty and hundreds of thousands of people were killed during this period.
“As soon as Indian forces landed into the territory, the state turned into a battle field and one of the most highly militarised zones,” Hurriyat said.
Hurriyat (G) added, “Since past seven decades six lakh were killed and thousands injured, more than one lakh people were killed during past 27 years, ten thousand disappeared in forces custody and unknown youth are buried in seven thousand unmarked graves. The persistent turmoil and bloodshed has added more than 7000 half-widows, 22862 widows and 107676 orphans. 143048 youth were tortured in torture centres, thousands maimed, 108596 houses and shops vandalised, and ten thousand women molested.”
“In 2008, 2010 and 2016 brute forces surpassed all records of torture and atrocities. During people’s uprising and post Burhan episode, 102 civilians were killed, 7340 maimed, 6000 injured due to pellets and partially damaging eyes of more than 1000. During this period the eyesight of 64 was completely damaged, 79,500 houses vandalised, 8000 vehicles damaged and more than 9000 youth arrested, adding that in 582 were arrested in year2016, 582 slapped with PSA and arrest warrants issued against 524 activists,” it added.
Hurriyat (G) said that situation despite tall claims of authorities is mournful and awful.
“All these mad killings suggest that no sane person can legitimize or plead this so-called accession with India. It is because of the deceit and opportunistic approach of these henchmen that people are miserably suffering,” said Hurriyat (G).
Hurriyat said Kashmir is a disputed territory and that it was India that took the case to the UNO.
“India is a signatory to this, however it failed to fulfil its commitment,” Hurriyat (G) said and reiterated that Kashmiris “will pursue freedom mission till its final resolution is accomplished as per aspirations of people in state”. (GNS)