SRINAGAR — Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday urged people for complete election boycott and shutdown on April 18 in poll bound areas of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said, “On one hand, ruthless killings, unabated arrest spree, economic strangulation, vehicular restriction, enforced demographic changes through judicial onslaught is on its peak and on the other hand, a vast military exercise under the veil of election is being thrust on this helpless nation just to endorse their brutal suppression.”
“All pro-India parties and their leaders are least bothered about the miseries of the people. They instead are desperate to get to the power corridors to continue sucking our blood,” he said, adding, “We are passing through a crucial period of our struggle, it is a litmus test for our conscious, morality and commitment to the movement just like we did during 2017 Parliament election in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts.”
“We have invested mighty human material and every person, family and region has its own contribution which legalizes and compels the stakeholders not to let these precious sacrifices go waste,” Geelani said.
Hurriyat (G) chairman said that the mainstream parties are shedding crocodile tears on Article 35-A, Article 370, AFSPA, PSA and are raising a “deceitful slogan” of change.
“All of them sail in the same boat and have contributed in turning this paradise in hell,” Geelani said.
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