Vandalism at APHC office won’t change ground reality on Kashmir, say APHC and others


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and its constituent organizations have strongly denounced the assault on APHC head office at Rajbagh in Srinagar by Hindutva goons with the backing of police and paramilitary forces and the ensuing vandalism.

Illegally detained APHC Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar in a message from Srinagar central jail while terming vandalism as a cowardly act said, “This shameful act depicts the frustration of fascist Modi regime.” He maintained that freedom-loving Kashmiri people cannot be intimidated by such evil actions and they will fight tooth and nail to carry forward their mission of freedom. He said killing of Pundits and other civilians is the handiwork of Indian agencies aimed at maligning the freedom movement and divide Kashmiris on ethnic and religious bases.

General Secretary Bashir Ahmad Irfani while condemning the attack on Hurriyat office called upon the United Nations to impress upon India to stop bloodshed in IIOJK. He also called for materializing the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.

Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) in a statement issued in Srinagar terming the assault as a wicked plan to defame the freedom movement said that such attempts won’t change the ground reality in Kashmir. “The ground reality is that Kashmir is an internationally recognised dispute that needs to be resolved in line with the UNSC resolutions,” it said adding that Hindutva goons ransacking and vandalizing attempts will not change the truth.

“APHC is a symbol of resistance against Indian repression and vandalism reflects frustration on the part of the Modi regime who has been hell bent on destroying everything that symbolizes Kashmiris’ resistance against Indian imperialism.”

Other APHC leaders and organizations including Syed Bashir Andrabi, Bashir Ahmed Butt, Firdous Ahmad Shah, Ghulam Nabi War, Khawaja Firdous, Muhammad Shafi Lone, Dr Musaib, Jahangir Ghani Butt, Farida Bahenji, Engineer Taimoor, Muhammad Aqib, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League, Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Policital Party, Jammu and Kashmir Students and Youth Forum and Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement in their separate statements also condemned the ransacking of APHC head office in Srinagar.

Hurriyat AJK leaders including Convener Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Syed Yousuf Naseem, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Chaudhry Shaheen Iqbal, Altaf Hussain Wani, Shaikh Abdul Mateen, Shameem Shawl, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Shaikh Yaqoob, Muhammad Sultan Butt, Parvaiz Ahmad Shah, Imtiyaz Wani, Altaf Ahmad Butt and Uzair Ahmad Ghazali in their statements said that Modi government has a worst track record of using members of minority communities as cannon fodders to exact political and strategic goals. Referring to Chattisinghpora, Nadimarg and Wandhama massacres, they said that these massacres were the shocking examples of state terrorism that speak volumes about how the Indian army and its security agencies used members of minority communities as cannon fodders to achieve their strategic goals.

The Secretary General of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in a tweet said, having the backing of 900000 occupation army, India raided, ransacked and plundered the APHC office in Srinagar, IIOJK. India’s losing strategy will not win the hearts of the people of Kashmir. Referendum is the only solution, he added.—KMS


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