January 2016 News

Complete Shutdown In Kashmir A Clear Referendum: Hurriyat (G)

26 January 2016
Rising Kashmir

Srinagar: Terming the complete shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir on the January 26 as a clear referendum against the India's control of Kashmir, Hurriyat (G) Tuesday said the Kashmiris will continue their struggle at any cost against presence of troops in the state. Thanking people of the state for observing complete shutdown, Hurriyat (G said India has right to call itself a democratic country and to celebrate the republic day only when this country will accept the pure democratic demands of the Kashmiri nation and will fulfill its promise of holding a free and fair referendum and respect the choice of the people. In a statement, Hurriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar said the unprecedented security arrangements in the backdrop of 26th January and 'harassment' of general public in the name of security checking on every road and corner of the entire state clearly indicates that India is controlling J&K with the help of its military might. 'Every Kashmiri is a suspect in their eyes and the Indian rulers know this fact that the people of this state will in no way part with them.' Hurriyat (G) spokesman said the way people everywhere in Kashmir stayed indoors and the roads and market places in the towns, villages and cities of Kashmir wore a deserted look, was a clear and open message for the world community and the India itself that on which side the people of Kashmir are and what they really want? The spokesman said India should shun its 'rigidity and stubbornness' and accept the people's decision. 'It will be more better for India itself and the people of this country and it will also help us in ending the prevailing political uncertainty and instability in the entire South Asian region.' Hurriyat (G) reiterated its stand that the Kashmiri people are not against India or the people but unless Kashmiris are not provided their democratic and birth rights, 'India has no moral right to celebrate its republic day in Jammu & Kashmir and calling itself a biggest democratic country in the world does not suit it.' Reiterating its call for complete shutdown in Kupwara town on January 27 and organizing special prayers on the days in the memory of 1994 Kupwara bloodshed, Hurriyat (G) said the great nations never forget their martyrs and the best way of paying them tributes is to 'carry forward their mission.' Hurriyat (G) demanded an impartial investigation by some independent agency into all the massacres in Kashmir including Kupwara bloodshed.