Hurriyat calls for strike, protests against new land laws

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Oct 28: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) today announced to protest against the new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir and called for a complete shutdown on October 31.
“APHC headed by house arrested chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and senior leaders like Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone and Masroor Abbas Ansari have strongly denounced the incessant anti-people orders being issued by the Government of India at frequent intervals to intimidate and psychologically torture the people of J&K,” said APHC in a statement released here.
The APHC said that this imperial approach is bound to fail and reiterated its principled stand of engagement and dialogue among stakeholders for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
The APHC said rather than pursuing a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue involving millions of humans living in the uncertainty of a conflict as per their will and to ensure peace in the region, all attempts are being made to undermine that possibility by the Government of India and instead, a policy of permanent demographic change is aggressively being pushed to snatch their land, destroy their identity and turn them into a minority in their own land.
The APHC added that people of J&K are not some dumb driven cattle who will yield to these imperial laws and that people have proved by the strength of their unfailing will and their immense sacrifices, that they are not a dead but alive and determined nation who will not withstand such assaults upon them and their motherland.
APHC said people of J&K completely reject and strongly condemn these appalling imperial measures.