In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), headed by incarcerated senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Shah, has said that India has no right to celebrate its Independence Day in Jammu and Kashmir as it is illegally occupying the territory against the will of the Kashmiri people.
The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said as long as the people of Jammu and Kashmir are not allowed to determine their future through self-determination as per the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council, hoisting big flags and organizing celebration event in IIOJK by India and its local collaborators will be treated as nothing but coercion and bullying. It said the whole world knows that the freedom is celebrated volun-tarily and not by force.
The DFP expressed outrage over the fact that the government employees in the occupied territory are being forced to join the so-called Indian Independence Day celebrations and are also being forced to sing the national anthem of India.
What kind of celebration of independence is this in which the citizens are being forced to join and cooperate?” it asked.
The DFP challenged that once India withdraws its uniformed goons and abandons the strict rules and policy of repression, all Kashmiris will come out of their homes and set fire to the Indian flags which have been hoisted on the streets these days.
“India is pursuing a policy of misleading the people of its country as well as the world about Kashmir, so it is resorting to such cheap measures like hoisting flags etc.
But the majority of the people of Jammu Kashmir have nothing to do with it and they will put it into practice on August 15 with a full-scale strike and complete civil curfew,” the statement added.—KMS