Shun separate politics, come under one single umbrella : Sehrai to separatists | KNO

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik remember all prisoners arrested by NIA on July 24, last year
Shun separate politics, come under one single umbrella : Sehrai to separatists | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Senior separatist leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai today urged all the middle-rung separatist leaders who are running small parties, to shun their difference and to come under one single platform to follow one goal in unison.

He admitted that there may be some mistakes committed by the leaders but it’s time to forget and forgive all such mistakes so that the final and ultimate goal of achieving freedom from the Delhi’s control can be achieved. Sehrai was speaking in a seminar organised by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) at Abi Guzar here to mark the one year of those arrested by NIA on this day last year. Though Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were disallowed to attend the seminar, the duo spoke over phone while as JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik addressed the gathering at the end. Civil Society activists, traders and intellectuals also participated in the seminar. “It’s high time to form one single platform and to follow one goal.

Our goal has to be to get rid of Delhi’s control,” Sehrai said in his speech. He urged the middle-rung separatist leaders who are running their own groups or parties to join the leadership and come under one single platform to follow one goal in unison.

“There is no scope for confusion. If a leader commits mistakes that is considered as a mistake of nation. So guide the leadership with your valuable suggestions rather than cooking food in separate kitchens,” the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief said. In his speech, Syed Ali Geelani said that there was no question of forgetting the great sacrifices offered by Kashmiri youth who are languishing in various jails including Tihar. “Our daughters like Asiya Andrabi and her two aides too are lodged in worst ever prison. We salute our prisoners,” he said. Speaking over phone, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also said that unity was the sole solution to all problems and no matter how far Delhi would go in using NIA and other agencies in muzzling the genuine dissent, Kashmiris will emerge stronger. “Arrest spree can’t make us bow,” Mirwaiz said.

JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin malik said that prisoners are “our assets and we will consult the leadership so that a day is fixed every month to commemorate their detention and resilience.”