Delhi wants to muzzle Kashmir with its military might: Mirwaiz

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SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said the recent statements by RSS and ministers in GOI make it clear that the New Delhi will continue with its ‘stubborn and unrealistic policy’ in dealing with the Kashmir issue militarily.
Addressing Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz said the recent statements from the leaders of government of India that draconian AFSPA would continue to remain in place is a signal that Delhi wants to muzzle and crush the genuine Kashmir struggle with its military might.
Mirwaiz said adopting such an approach and looking at Kashmir through a military prism is a big mistake that they are making as the history of peoples struggles for the realization of their political will can never be crushed through force and on the strength of military might.
“The natural outcome of repression is rebellion and resistance and the more New Delhi decides to deal with the situation on ground through repression the more people of Kashmir especially the youth will be forced to resist and rebel and sometimes unfortunately violently. Repression triggers further anger among the common masses,” he said.
Mirwaiz said people of Kashmir and the resistance leadership have repeatedly been stating that Kashmir is a political and human issue which needs a political and humanistic approach in dealing with it both by Delhi and Islamabad and that the best way to resolve it is by implementing the UN resolutions on it.
“An alternative way is sustained and meaningful tripartite dialogue between India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir, who are basic party to the dispute,” he said.