Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have deplored the statement of puppet Chief Minister Mehbooba mufti that tens of thousands of Indian troops, stationed in Kashmir, will continue to enjoy immunity from any accountability for their actions â€œtill peace is achievedâ€, enforced calm cannot be termed as peace.
The leadership in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said, â€œIt is the same lady who once would stage protests and sit-ins with banners in her hands, vehemently opposing black law Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and demanding its immediate revocation.â€
They said, â€œPeace that is dependent on the barrel of the forcesâ€™ gun and not on peopleâ€™s faith in the system is not peace but enforced calm of subjugation which completely depends on instilling fear among the occupied and that is what is being practiced in Kashmirâ€.
â€œSo basically what is being conveyed to people of Kashmir is that AFSPA and such draconian laws will stay till Kashmiris keep demanding justice and political resolution of their disputed status and that they will keep getting killed and neutralized so that â€˜peace and normalcyâ€™ is restored and Mehbooba and New Delhi can control and rule the occupied territory of Kashmir even if the entire population of the land has to be wiped out for that and turned into a graveyard,â€ read the joint statement.
The joint statement said observing the martyrdom anniversaries of these people every year not only reminds people of the atrocities carried by the Indian forces but also gives people the strength and makes them more determined to carry forward the resistance movement to its logical conclusion and make the mission of these martyrs a national mission and mission for every Muslim.