Gilani for election boycott, shutdown tomorrow in Kulgam » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, April 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has reiterated the call for complete election boycott and shutdown tomorrow (Monday) in Kulgam district.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “By observing a boycott we can peacefully and meaningfully once again highlight the Kashmir dispute at international level that the people of Kashmir want settlement of the long pending dispute.”

He said participation in any election sponsored by Indian might amounts to treason and betrayal with martyrs’ blood and disgrace for sacrifices rendered by the people of Kashmir. He said any election process, India tries to conduct, is nothing but an armed drill to threaten the common people. “We are indebted by the sacrifices of our nation never to even think of any compromise and we pledge to take this sacred movement to its logical conclusion”, he added.

The APHC Chairman said when any nation comes out of the confusion, chaos and uncertainly, no matter at what cost and collectively trying very hard to break the shackles of the forced oppression, no power on earth can defeat them from pursuing their cherished mission of freedom.

Terming the election drama a mere military operation, Syed Ali Gilanio said to ensure the so-called graveyard peace, tens of thousands guns have been called in to throttle and harass the already suffocated population of Kashmir.

He said after creating graveyard silence and martial law-like situation in length and breadth of the territory particularly in South Kashmir in the name of so-called election drama, rulers in Delhi very brazenly try to strangulate the common people by continuous house raids and arrests of youth and physical torture through their police and paramilitary forces.

The APHC Chairman, while condemning the barbaric attitude of the authorities, said people are subjected to vendetta because of their sentimental attachment with the legitimate movement for right to self-determination.

He appealed to the international human rights organisations including the UN Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to take stock of the deteriorating situation of the rights of the people at the hands of Indian occupation forces and their agencies.

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