India utilizing every cheap tactic to weaken freedom sentiment: Sehrai
Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Saturday said that India was utilizing every cheap tactic to weaken the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people, stating arrests and unleashing reign of terror among masses can only further deteriorate the situation.
“New Delhi and its local supporters must understand this simple reality that Kashmir dispute will not be written off from the pages of history by using brute force to suppress the people’s voice,” Sehrai said, in a statement issued here.
Strongly condemning the crackdown and slapping of PSA on youth like Shahid Ahmed Tantray of KhujBagh Baramulla, Waseem Mehraj Farash Khan Pora Baramulla, Suhail Ahmed Sheikh Old Town Baramulla, Mohammad Umar Dar Baramulla, Parveez Ahmed Shah Srigufwara, Abdul Ahad Reshi Pahalgaam, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Mudasir Ahmed Dar BanderporaBijbehara, Mohammad Yaseen Bhat Sultanpora Bijbehara and Bilal Ahmed Lone BevarBijbehara and shifting them Hiranagar and Kathua jail, is highly condemnable.
Terming it as ‘frustration’ of authorities, Sehrai said, “The police and other men in uniform have unleashed a reign of terror across the territory and the administration has broken all records of tyranny which is shameful.”
“Forces and Administration have made Kashmir a hell by their tyrant acts. The jails and interrogation centres have been filled with innocent people and many have been shifted to jails outside Kashmir,” he said.
Sehrai said, “India and its supporters should stop violating fundamental and basic rights of Kashmiri people because it (India) is a signatory to UN charter which makes its every member responsible for people’s rights.”
“India should introspect and take concrete steps towards resolving the Kashmir dispute instead of using oppressive measures across Kashmir,” he said, adding that “India under a well-thought-out plan, was pushing the youth towards the wall and was utilizing every cheap tactic to weaken the freedom sentiment of Kashmiri people. India would never succeed in its nefarious designs.”
Sehrai appealed to the world human rights organizations especially the UN Human Rights Council and the International Committee of Red Cross to take cognizance of the arbitrary and illegal acts of Indian forces in the ‘occupied territory’. “Our youth is being subjected to vengeance by state authorities,” he said.
Paying his heartfelt tributes to Pulwama and Tral militants, Sehrai hailed the spirits of people and commended their sensitivity and seriousness towards resistance movement.
He also said that the nation will never budge from its stand and will carry their mission till its logical end. “Sacrifices rendered by youth are praise worthy and exemplary,” he said.
“I pay my salute to these martyrs” he said, adding that “our budding youth proved hollow credentials of democracy.”
“India tried their best to eradicate the emotions of people but people of Kashmiri are still firm on the way of resistance,” Sehrai said, adding that people will continue their struggle against occupation until liberty is achieved and appealed to global community to intervene and help in solving Kashmir dispute.
Referring to the annals of history, Sehrai said, “Nation is pursuing their freedom mission since 1931. Prior to 1947, state was reeling under despotic rule and later India forcibly occupied state with its military might.”
Sehrai said that “despite being weak and suppressed nation, we never accepted the forced occupation and resisted all type of tyranny tooth and nail.