Hindutva ideology running occupied Kashmir: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, December 13, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has ruled out any movement forward unless India accepts Kashmir as a dispute.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview in Srinagar said that even PDP had lost its agenda and BJP was ruling occupied Kashmir. “RSS- Hindutva driven ideology is running Kashmir. They want to assimilate us culturally and politically. They want to maintain status quo and do nothing,” he added.

He said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have to change his policy towards Kashmir, as the issue was political one and it could not be resolved through development packages.

“What pains me more is that what happened in Kashmir has not evoked any response from Indian citizens. Indian public has not reacted the way they should have. Nobody challenges the Indian government verdict. It is unfortunate,” he deplored.

“We are caught in a situation where India is not acknowledging the reality, so we have to devise a strategy so that we can take forward sentiment, keeping in view the daily issues of common people,” he said.

In reply to a question, the Mirwaiz said, “In terms of larger economic activity, everybody wants to be part of CPEC. It is an opportunity for J and K also to be part of the old Silk Route, once again. We can be part of the CPEC, even before the resolution of Kashmir issue and become a part of central Asian discourse rather than south Asian discourse. Kashmir can be gateway for India as well.”

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid tributes to the two youth, recently martyred by Indian forces in Islamabad district saying they were rendering sacrifices for better tomorrow of the Kashmiri people. He strongly condemned this reprehensible act of the Indian forces and termed it barbaric to say the least.

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