Attempts to discredit Hurriyet leadership denounced

Srinagar, September 08, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyet forum has termed as rubbish and lies the reports by some New Delhi-based news channels that travel expenses of Hurriyet leadership are being borne by Indian government saying that these fabrications are aimed at discrediting the resistance leadership.

The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We strongly denounce rubbish and lies being spread against the resistance leadership through Indian media, though it comes as no surprise to people of Kashmir who are exposed to the real face of the world’s so-called largest democracy everyday and bear its brunt.”

He said that these tactics were aimed at befooling and misleading the people of India and creating hysteria so that attention of people of India was diverted from the actual issue on ground and they were kept ignorant about it.

“We want to ask what travel expenses were provided to leadership when it previously travelled abroad to create awareness about the Kashmir dispute among the international community or attend invitations extended by the UN, OIC and other forums as representatives of the subjugated people of Kashmir? Because of these efforts of the Mirwaiz the democratic India impounded his passport four years ago. What houses, hotels and medical facilities are being provided to them and why?” he asked.

The spokesman said that only police protection was provided by the puppet regime on its own threat assessment to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq after the martyrdom of his father, Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq, in 1990. Some police personnel are also provided to other Hurriyet leaders based on the police’s own threat assessment to them, he added.

Meanwhile the spokesman also condemned the indiscriminate firing on peaceful protest demonstrations by Indian forces in Chawalgam area of Kulgam which led to the cardiac arrest of an elderly person, Abdul Ghani Wani.

Expressing grief over his death, the spokesman said that over 80 civilians had been killed mercilessly and more than 10,000 injured among whom over 250 had been blinded.

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