Modi regime likely to ban Hurriyat under black law UAPA

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Modi-led fascist regime is likely to impose a ban under black law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, on the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Miwaiz led Hurriyat forum to stifle their voice for freedom.

As per officials, the Hurriyat is likely to be banned under Section 3(1) of the Unlawful Activi-ties (Prevention) Act, or the UAPA, under which “if the Indian Government is of opinion that any asso-ciation is, or has become, an unlawful association, it may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare such association to be unlawful.”

They said the proposal was mooted in accor-dance with the New Delhi’s policy against the Kashmiris’ demand of right to self determination.

So far, the Modi government has banned the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Jammu and Kashmir Lib-eration Front under the draconian law, UAPA in 2019.

Hurriyat leaders and organizations as well as experts on Kashmir believe that the Indian authori-ties are trying to silence Kashmir’s freedom voice by defaming Hurriyat camp.

They said that Hurriyat is struggling for right of self-determination guaran-teed by the world community under UN resolutions as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Kashmir Issue has to be resolved as per the aspirations of the people.

Hurriyat leaders and organizations have cautioned the Modi government not to take any action otherwise it will have to face the music in the territory.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman in reaction to the possible move by the Modi gov-ernment said that there was absolutely no truth in the false allegations by India against the conglomer-ate and its struggle was always peaceful and trans-parent.

He criticized India for preparing to declare it banned and said the regime has threatened to arrest a large number of its workers and members in and around the territory.

The spokesman said that killing of many youth and torching of houses of innocent people during the last 24 hours should be taken note of and the UN should not allow Delhi to ban peace-ful activities by the Hurriyat in Kashmir.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyet Jammu and Kashmir asked India and its collaborators in Jammu and Kashmir to refrain from policies that would earn for them the wrath of the masses in the disputed territory and world over.

The Tehreek-e-Hurriyet made it clear that Hurriyet came into being in 1993 to spearhead the movement for achieving Kashmiris’ right to self determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

“Indian crimes against humanity, curbs on freedom of press, speech and assembly cannot go unnoticed,” it said and added that India in a bid to silence the voice of people of Jammu Kashmir, plans to ban the legitimate and internationally recognized Hurriyat conglomerate but it will prove to be the final nail in India’s coffin in Kashmir.

It has the potential to mobilize masses against Indian occupation and highhandedness worldwide.

Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz Chairperson Yasmeen Raja while strongly reacting to the media report about possible imposi-tion of a ban on Hurriyat said such tactics would not stop Kashmiris from pursuing their struggle for right to self-determination. She warned of tough resis-tance against any such move.

Anjuman Sharie Shian while denouncing the likely ban on Hurriyat said that it is not the way to deal with the political issues of the territory as APHC represents the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

It said that Anjuman Sharie Shian believes that the Kashmir dispute is a reality and peace and development cannot be materialized without addressing the issue.

The Anjuman stressed both India and Pakistan to initiated dialogue for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

The Jammu and Kashmir National Front taking strong exception to India’s plan of banning Hurriyat under draconian UAPA has warned the Indian gov-ernment that any such move would be thwarted at all costs.

Jammu & Kashmir Salvation Movement con-demned the Modi led BJP govt’s illicit moves against the Hurriyat and called these illegal and cunning tactics to punish the Kashmiris for de-manding freedom from illegal Indian occupation.

It said, the Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yaseen Malik, Zaffer Akbar Butt and others are struggling for right of self-determination guaranteed by the world community under UN resolutions.

Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Modi govern-ment is silencing political voice through nefarious tactics.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Convener APHC-AJK in a statement castigated Modi regime for lev-eling false and fabricating accusations on the Hurri-yat saying that New Delhi’s white lies are result of frustration and could never be accepted.

He said Indian black laws and orders are unacceptable and shameful while the freedom struggle will continue despite all such illegal and undemocratic measures.”

He appealed to the UN and other international or-ganizations to take immediate cognizance of the unfolding developments in IIOJK and stop India from banning the Hurriyat as it is against rights of the people and the international law.

Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Convener of AJK chap-ter of Mirwaiz led Hurriyat forum said that Jammu and Kashmir is a UN recognised disputed territory and the World Boldy has passed several resolutions for its final disposition according to the will of Kashmiris.

He said Hurriyat is struggling for achievement of this promised right to self determi-nation by all peaceful and right-full means.—KMS

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