In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) while reiterating its call for a complete shutdown, civil curfew and large-scale protest demonstrations on 5th August, the Exploitation Day, appealed to the people to offer special prayers for the success of the ongoing freedom movement.
The incarcerated APHC Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, in a special message from Srinagar Central Jail said that 05 August is one of the most tragic, painful and darkest days of modern Kashmir history and the Kashmiris will always observe it as exploitation day, day of mourning and a black day.
It was on 05 August in 2019 when RSS-backed fascist government led by killer of humanity Narendra Modi usurped political, social, religious and all other basic rights of Kashmiris, turned IIOJK into a big open-air prison, he added. He termed the August 5 action as AN attack on Kashmir’s unique identity, culture, demography and fundamental rights by Hindutva forces.
The APHC leader deplored that the RSS-backed Modi government was hell-bent on turning Jammu and Kashmir into a graveyard and wasteland for imposition of its devil Hindutva ideology. He said the Hindutva forces have started the settler-colonial project by bringing administrative changes in the disputed region which started with the introduction of new domicile law.
APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in a statement in Srinagar that slavery is a curse and Kashmiris will prefer martyrdom over Hindutva slavery. He maintained 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.—KMS