Regional parties part of New Delhi’s 'trajectory colonial setup' : Mirwaiz
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Regional parties part of New Delhi’s 'trajectory colonial setup' : Mirwaiz
 | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 23 (KNO) : Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday while commenting on the recent development with regard to pro-India regional parties NC, PDP, PC said that the extreme opportunism displayed by them is appalling to say the least even at such a time when the whole nation is reeling under worst form of repression and killings and is under assault from all sides by the powers in control . Addressing the Friday congregation at the historic Jama Masjid, Mirwaiz as per a statement issued to KNO said for these parties it has always only been about self serving government formation and rule. "Sadly, hunger for chair seems to be their only driving force. It made them betray the trust people had placed in them in 1947 when they deceitfully joined hands with India ignoring the wishes and universal principle of people’s will in deciding a nations fate," he said. He said that "since then they have not hesitated to collaborate with New Delhi in inflicting pain and suffering on people as a consequence of our struggle for the realization of our political will and aspirations." Mirwaiz said that these people often justify their actions by saying that they accepted conditional accession to India with safeguards such as article 370 and 35A in place . We ask them what is state of these safeguards today? Have they even been able to defend these before the onslaught of New Delhi. "It is the people who keep hitting the streets and paying with their life for safeguarding it. What leverage do these parties have before New Delhi to hold New Delhi accountable to the constitutional safeguards for J&K that these parties claim they had negotiated with GOI. None. Because New Delhi finds new opportunists among them, pits one against the other exploiting the weakness  of each for chair, while these people keep compromising and yielding ground to New Delhi for the sake chair till things have come to such a pass where our very identity as a people is under great threat," he said. Mirwaiz said if one looks back over the past 70 years since 1947 there has been a pattern and policy of New Delhi to rule Kashmir by proxy through their selected ones first it was late Sheikh Abdullah removed by late  Bakshi then late Sadiq then late Mir Qasim then  followed  Late Gulam Mohd Shah till When the plug was pulled on Mehbooba Mufti and the recent drama thereof. "This is the trajectory of a colonial setup not any democratic process," he said. Mirwaiz said what is more is telling is that despite  these pro India parties constantly pleasing and swearing by New Delhi even at the cost of betraying the aspirations and sacrifices of their own people they have not been able to even earn New Delhi’s trust , which after 70 years of their loyalty and servitude has branded them as anti national Pakistan agents and terror supporters.! "I Wonder if the realisation of the daily struggle and sacrifices of their own people -whom these parties claim to represent, for deciding their destiny will ever hit them and they give up p the politics of sheer opportunism and self interest and have the courage to join in," Mirwaiz said. He paid tribute to the six armed youth Azad Ahmad Malik  of Arwani, Basit Mir of Khanabal, Unais Anees of Takyibal, Bijbehara, Aqib Ahmad of Waghama Bijbehara, Shahid Ahmad from Awantipora and Firdaus Ahmad of Machpona Pulwama killed in Bijbehara  early morning. Mirwaiz said "it is extremely sad that we lose our young men each day .Everyone wants a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute but our youth take to arms out of despair and anger against the extreme repression and injustice people face." Later on the call of Joint Resistance Leadership, Hurriyat (M) and AAC activists  led by Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi organized a peaceful protest procession outside Jama Masjid Srinagar against the killing of Hafizullah Mir of Anantnag, a resistance leader and activist killed by unknown gunmen and continuous killing of youth by armed forces.(KNO)