Pak Envoys Killed Move To Dissolve Hurriyat Body: Inquilabi

Pak Envoys Killed Move To Dissolve Hurriyat Body: Inquilabi

9 June 2012
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: The patron of the Mahaz-e-Azadi, Azam Inquilabi, on Saturday claimed that the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had in February this year shot down a proposal signed by seven members of the Hurriyat (M) executive to dissolve the alliance’s general council. Having recently severed ties with the Hurriyat (M) over its UN resolutions’ row, Inquilabi said that he had cast his lot with the faction when the united Hurriyat split nearly a decade ago because he wanted to provide ‘psychological’ relief on the Kashmir front to Gen Pervez Musharraf who was beleaguered in Afghanistan. “Immediately on my return from Pak-administered-Kashmir in January 1995, I had written to Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, asking him to replace the Hurriyat’s 7-member executive council with a majlis-e-shura, but the gravity of the letter was ignored,” Inquilabi said in a statement today. “On the contrary, a calamity overtook the alliance on August 31, 1995 when without consulting the general council the Hurriyat’s elders unilaterally amended the constitution to make the 7-member executive council a permanent entity,” he said. “The members of the general council maintained a diplomatic silence and did not revolt, but nearly ten years later, this permanent institution fractured,” he said. “When it broke up, the less-important members of the general council backed Syed Ali Shah Geelani,” he said. “After passing through severely testing times when the then Pakistan president, Gen Pervez Musharraf got engaged on the Afghanistan front, I, and like me the slain Sheikh Abdul Aziz, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, and Shabir Ahmad Shah, joined the Hurriyat Conference led by the Mirwaiz with the intention to provide psychological support (to the general),” he said. “But I continued to insist to restructure the Hurriyat on the Quranic lines of shura,” he said. “In February, 2012, seven members of the Hurriyat (M) executive signed a request and a resolution to dissolve its general council, and several of them took it to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, where it was totally ignored,” he said. “Can’t say what political khichdi was cooking up that on May 6, 2012, a Hurriyat (M) executive member, Abdul Ghani Bhat, issued an anti-movement statement in the Botengo village in Sopore that UN resolutions on Kashmir had become inapplicable, and that now agreement on some point would have to be forged with pro-India leaders,” he said. “The resistance leadership reacted to this underhand statement during a session of the Mahaz-e-Azadi, and expressed outrage and anger against these anti-movement remarks on May 20 at the (Hurriyat’s) Rajbagh office,” he said. “The downward spiral of the Hurriyat (M) will continue unless this destroyer of the Hurriyat charter is thrown out of office and the alliance re-organised on the Quranic concept of shura instead of feudal thought,” he said.