Srinagar, January 27 In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day as its occupational forces are engaged in trampling basic rights of Kashmiri people for the past seven decades.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani referring to Governor
NN Vohra’s address, in a statement issued in Srinagar said the remarks depicted the age-old obstinate and egoistic attitude of the Indian rulers.
“It is better for the Indians to understand the message carried and
conveyed by people’s uprising in 2016. It is futile to cover facts,” he
said while terming the ongoing uprising as referendum by people against
“Instead of taking note of the aspirations of people, the rulers resorted
to brute force and with its military might are desperate to silence the
genuine voices,” he added.
Responding to Governor’s criticism of strikes, the APHC Chairman said the
people in Kashmir resent and express their feelings through peaceful means.
“We are not craving for shutdown calls or protesting on streets.
It is natural discourse and we will continue our fight and show our resentment till the last solider leaves our territory,” he argued. He said the
Governor’s address was nothing but jugglery of words. “It is their routine
exercise, yet carries nothing except arrogance,” Gilani said referring
India’s inflexible stance. He thanked people for observing India’s Republic
Day as Black Day.
Meanwhile, paying glowing tributes to martyrs of Kupwara massacres on their 23rd anniversary Syed Ali Gilani said the Kashmiris will never forget the martyrs of these heart-wrenching massacres. They are our heroes and we are committed to fulfill their mission. He demanded impartial investigation into these massacres.