December 2016 News

Resistance Camp Calls For Protests Against SC Verdict, Domicile Certificates To West Pak Refugees

21 December 2016
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: The joint resistance camp on Wednesday called for protests against issuing of domicile certificates for West Pakistan refugees and the Supreme Court verdict challenging the sovereignty of Jammu and Kashmir. 'Issuing domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees, Supreme Court (SC) verdict on J&K over SARFAESI Act, are the challenges to the sovereignty of Jammu and Kashmir, said joint Hurriyat in a press statement. The leadership said that allowing outside banks to confiscate and hold properties in Jammu Kashmir are the 'issues of life and death for our existence as Muslims and Kashmiris.' 'PDP has again started working on its anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslim agenda but people of Jammu and Kashmir will not hesitate to offer any sacrifice to oppose such actions tooth and nail,' said the Joint resistance leadership led by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik. They appealed for statewide protests and demonstrations on Friday and termed these maneuvers an attempt to change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. The resistance leaders said that PDP has started showing its 'true colors by initiating the process of creeping slowly and deceitfully towards the Hindutva agenda of its coalition partners.' 'We are not against the rehabilitation of these refugees and on humanitarian grounds fully support their every demand and urge the government to facilitate them and provide them all the rights they are eligible to,' they said, in the statement. 'India is a huge country with more than 30 states and if they are sincere, honest and feel the sufferings of these refugees they can settle them any of their states, but settling them in a disputed land of Jammu and Kashmir will jeopardize and erode its historical and political contours, which is not acceptable to us at any cost.' 'Yes-men of these imperialistic forces are mesmerized in their luxuries and have lost their wits as they are intoxicated under the influence of power and perks-but let us remind and caution these stooges not to put the valley to the flames of destruction and bloodshed, just to appease their coalition partners,' they said. The Hurriyat said that by doing so they may be in good books of their masters but they can never stop themselves being consumed in these flames. 'History stands witness to the fact that traitors and tyrants had a very tragic and disgusting end and our present day stooges are no exemption,' said the pro-freedom leaders. They appealed to the nation in general and visionary people in particular to 'nip these evils in the bud as if they left unattended, they grow to the monsters of cruelty and barbarism.' Appealing to all the sects of the society including ulemas, Imams, religious scholars, intellectuals, civil society, youth, traders and transporters to remain vigilant against these tactics, the joint leadership appealed them to hold peaceful protests on Friday (Dec 23) to 'convey a clear message to India, and the whole world that Kashmiris will fight such designs unanimously, willfully and honestly.'