Srinagar: Chairperson Dukhatarn-e-Millat (DeM), Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, on Wednesday said the recent visit by the All-party delegation of India and its follow-up meeting in New Delhi “mean nothing” for the people of Jammu and Kashmir while asserting that “our goal is freedom from India”.
“Our goal is to liberate Kashmir from illegal occupation of India. The resistance movement will continue no matter how much we suffer and we will take it to its logical conclusion,” she said in a statement issued to GNS, adding, “The visits, the follow-up deliberations and the outcome of such futile exercises are useless. None of India’s sinister tricks will deliver now.”
Deliberating upon the minutes of the meeting that have come out into the media, Andrabi said it wasn’t India but the pro-freedom camp that rejected offer of talks. “It is the pro-freedom camp that has rejected all their (New Delhi’s) attempts of holding a dialogue with India under its constitution. So their rants that they won’t talk to hold no weight,” she said.
She said that other things discussed in the meeting and have come out so far was that they have unanimously declared that “JK is an integral part of India.” “We have been listening to this non-sense from the past seven decades and they (Indian parliamentarians) continue with such rhetoric,” she added.
The DeM chief said the “reign of terror” unleashed by India on innocent Kashmiris since last 70 years had nothing civilized in it. “The world is witness to the fact that not only the people’s movement but the armed struggle of Kashmiris is carried out in a most civilized manner as no civilian is harmed while as on the other hand, the 10 lakh Indian forces deployed in JK have so far killed lakhs of Kashmiris, raped women in thousands, enforceable diapered more than 10000 of our youth, blinded us and is still perpetrating what can be termed as worst crimes against humanity,” she said.
“In the past two months only, more than eight of our children have been killed mercilessly, thousands are still in hospital, hundreds have lost their eyesight and youth in enormous numbers are being tortured within police stations. From a 5-year-old girl to an 80-year-old person, pellets, bullets and now pava shells have been showered by these Indian forces. So these parliamentarians must explain what they are referring to when they talk about a civilized nation. To our understanding, India sure doesn’t fall under this category,” she said.
“India spends most of its budget on defense forces and uses them against innocent Kashmiri civilians. Is this the culture of a civilized nation that every day more and more forces are deployed to suppress innocent civilians? This culture is even worse than the jungle rule,” she added. (GNS)