June 2016 News

Geelani Declares Anantnag Poll Participation 'Haram'

20 June 2016
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: While appealing for complete boycott of the upcoming by-elections of the Islamabad (Anantnag) assembly seat, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani and Chairman JKLF Mohammad Yasin Malik sahab today in a joint press statement said that about six hundred martyr's graveyards have come up during the freedom struggle of Kashmir and casting of votes will be an act of treason with the blood of martyrs and will amount to a sellout. They said that the pro-Indian parties although ask votes against the basic facilities for the people like electricity, water, roads etc but India project this vote as a justification for its forced occupation on the international forums and gets a chance to misled the world community. In a Monday's joint press release, the pro-freedom leaders said that in a small region like Jammu & Kashmir, India have deployed its 10 lakh armed forces. 'There are more than a thousand armed forces camps located in the civil locations and every lane, by lane, every Chowk is always occupied by these heavily armed personals. The entire state is presenting a look of an army camp,' he said, adding, both the leaders said that although the election in this situation can't be called any democratic practice and it is like a military exercise but India gets an exploitation tool and misuses it on the international levels. Geelani and Yasin jointly appealed people to understand the wicked games of India and stay away from any such process. 'People should know that how and how much these votes damage our freedom struggle. This action is an insult to our martyrs who sacrifice their precious lives for our better future,' he said. According to the statement, casting of votes in the present situation is haram (prohibited action Islam) because nobody of these people who ask for votes are trustworthy or honest. 'These are the people who supervise the alcohol and drugs trade and are responsible for other immoral practices in the state and are justifying the Indian forced occupation in Jammu & Kashmir,' he said.

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