No Election, only Self-Determination, reiterates Mirwaiz ahead of municipal elections

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Srinagar: Delivering a speech after two weeks of restrictions on Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar, All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the upcoming local, urban body polls have ‘lost all value’ for Kashmir.

On Twitter, he stated:

Hailing for no elections but only a ‘right to self-determination’, Mirwaiz said that the people rejected the elections due to them being rejected by outsiders.

Earlier, in a statement, Hurriyat said ‘whenever election drama was enacted in Kashmir, it brought endless miseries and pain for the people in the form of sudden frisking operations, cordons, and the trouble of every sorts as banking on the military might, youth were arrested and lodged in police stations, massive crackdown was launched on the resistance leaders and huge deployment of forces was made to thrust the polls on people who have already rejected this military exercise.’

The Resistance leaders said despite the fact ‘pro-India regional political parties distanced themselves from the so-called polls after understanding its futility and even though the entire state has been turned into a military fortress and the way reign of terror has been unleashed across the state, stands as an eye opener for the world community.’

“Any sort of polls are meaningless in J&K till the basic and core issue of Kashmir dispute is addressed as per the wishes and aspirations of people by giving them their birth right, the right to self-determination,” the statement said.

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