Gilani appeals Kashmiris to complete boycott of sham polls

Gilani appeals Kashmiris to complete boycott of sham polls

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani has appealed to people to completely boycott the so-called parliamentary by-elections in Indian Occupied Kashmir(IOK).

Polling for the farcical parliamentary by-polls will be held in Held Srinagar constituency on Sunday, and in Islamabad constituency on Wednesday, KMS reported.

Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Held Srinagar reiterated the joint resistance leadership's call for shutdown and anti-elections rallies in Central Kashmir areas on Sunday, and in South Kashmir on Wednesday.

He said that on the one side, the puppet authorities were brutally killing people and hundreds of Hurriyet leaders and activists had been lodged in detention centres and people were facing flood-like situation, while on the other side, the pro-India politicians were busy to stage election drama in the occupied territory.

The APHC Chairman said that pro-India Peoples Democratic Party, National Conference and other parties were least cared about people and were instead desperate to stage the election drama and get into power corridors.

He said "We are passing through a crucial phase. It is a trial and it is pre-requisite to follow the mission with same spirit as was witnessed during the people's uprising in 2016." He added that people had given enormous sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement.

The APHC Chairman said few people who vote in election dramas are not only committing an act of treason, but their actions are also acting as oxygen for the Indian occupation of Kashmir.

"It is tantamount to betrayal with the sacred blood of martyrs. Any sort of participation will prolong our struggle for freedom," he added.

Syed Ali Gilani said his personal experience is that India is a deceitful country that neither follows any ethics nor is true to its word.

"Whosoever participates in sham elections provides an opportunity to Indian rulers to mislead the international community. They (Indian rulers) are exploiting people of Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

The APHC Chairman appealed to Kashmiri people to take care of sacrifices and sacred blood of their martyrs and boycott the by-elections.