APHC calls for complete shutdown, civil curfew & demos in IIOJK on Aug 5

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has called for complete shutdown, civil curfew and large-scale protest demonstrations on 5th August in the territory and urged the people to offer special prayers for the success of the freedom movement.

APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in a statement issued in Srinagar also appealed to the Kashmiris living in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and the world over to hold protest rallies to draw attention of the world towards Indian brutalities in IIOJK.

He said that Kashmiris would observe 5th August as black and exploitation day and will give a clear message to India that they reject Indian subjugation and will continue their resistance movement till complete success.

Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani maintained that slavery is a curse and Kashmiris will prefer martyrdom over Hindutva slavery. He said Kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory and scrapping its special status is not only a violation of the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir but also a blatant violation of international law.

The APHC General Secretary said that the three years constant siege and continued state terrorism had wreaked havoc in IIOJK and the fascist Modi government had turned the entire Kashmir valley into a torture chamber. He deplored that caged Kashmiris had been abandoned and neglected by the world and criminal silence of the international community had emboldened India to trample humanity under jackboots in Kashmir.

Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani said the RSS government, Indian army, judiciary and all other institutions have declared war against the hapless Kashmiris and they are hell bent to impose Hindutva devilish agenda on Kashmiris by hook or crook. He further stated that unity among Kashmiris was the need of the hour to foil and defeat the Indian conspiracies.

He said that three years of constant siege by over one million trigger-happy troops had made life of the Kashmiri people a living hell and devastated the already crippled economy of the territory. Indian dreaded forces are engaged round the clock in killing of the innocent Kashmiris, arson, humiliation, torture loot and plunder and other crimes to force the Kashmiris into submission, he deplored.

Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani said that the motive behind abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A was to change the demography of the territory and turn it into a Hindu state. He said that abolition of special status was followed by coercive administrative steps which include domiciles to thousands of Indian Hindus, amendment in land laws and setting up of soldiers’ colonies in the territory. These all steps are aimed at settling Hindus in Kashmir and turn Muslims into a minority, he added.

The APHC leader also said land of Kashmir is granted to Hindus and Kashmiris are deprived of their identity, land, assets and jobs. He praised the passion of valiant and brave Kashmiris who are fearlessly fighting against the Indian hegemony and their spirit of sacrifice is undefeatable.

Bashir Irfani said Indian oppressive tactics and conspiracies have failed to crush the freedom movement, adding that shameful defeat is the fate of India. He also said Kashmiris are indebted to those who sacrificed their lives for the noble cause of freedom. Those martyrs are the real heroes of the Kashmiri people and their mission will be accomplished at all costs, he added.

The APHC leader saluted the prisoners of freedom movement and said that they were writing the new history of bravery. He maintained that the supreme sacrifices of Kashmiris will bear fruit and the day is not far when they will get freedom from shackles of Indian slavery.

He also thanked Pakistan for highlighting the Kashmir cause at international fora and urged the Pakistani government to further expedite its efforts to expose Hindutva terrorism.

Meanwhile, Democratic Hurriyat Front, a constituent of APHC, in a statement in Srinagar said August 5, 2019 is a dark chapter in the history of Kashmir which Kashmiris can never forget it. The statement said illegal and unilateral actions of India cannot change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. “The illegal and unilateral action taken by Modi’s fascist government to end the special status of Kashmir on August 5, 2019 is a serious violation of the United Nations resolutions. It is also a violation of the international law and India cannot end the disputed status of Kashmir by such so-called measures,” it added.

Jammu and Kashmir Shababul Muslimeen in its statement in Srinagar also denounced the Modi regime for repealing special status of Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories. It said that India could not prevent the Kashmiri people from their struggle for right to self-determination through such illegal and unilateral actions and they would continue the freedom movement till it reached its logical conclusion.

Hurriyat leaders addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad said 5th August is the blackest day in the history of Kashmir. They said the people of Kashmir are standing firm against Indian occupation and they have completely rejected all the illegal imperialist measures taken by Modi regime on August 5, 2019. Chairman of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Vice Chairman International Forum for Justice Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Shaukat Javed Mir, Javed Ahmed Mughal, Usman Ali Hashim, Faisal Farooq Sheikh, Fayyaz Ahmed and others were present during the press conference.—KMS

 

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