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It’s time GoI pays heed to the message: Joint Hurriyat

Srinagar, Oct 13: Joint Hurriyat Leadership of Syed Ali Geelani , Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik Saturday said that once again people rejected the “forcibly thrust, sham and futile exercise” of elections as there was a near total boycott of it.
“People see this delusive cosmetic attempt as another assault on them and hence are resisting it tooth and nail,” the leadership trio said in a statement.
“It’s time Government of India pay heed to the clear message emanating from the rejection of these elections by the people of Kashmir. People of Kashmir have no faith in them. They see this process as a deception played upon them by successive governments in India to hoodwink Indians for electoral gains and to mislead the international community by selling them as people’s verdict in India’s favour,” Joint Hurriyat said.
They said that what the people of Kashmir want is to get out of the political uncertainty surrounding them for the past 71 years and the resultant distress.
“The killings and repression, the everyday pain of shouldering the coffins of our educated and budding youth,” the leadership said, adding that “they want the resolution of the Kashmir dispute once for all and peace for them and people of South Asia.”
“The resolution of the dispute as per internationally accepted norms of conflict resolution which is through right to self-determination as was promised to the people, or through negotiated settlement among the stakeholders through dialogue and deliberations,” the joint Hurriyat said.