SRINAGAR - In occupied Kashmir , the Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Abdul Hameed Butt, has hailed people of Srinagar, Badgam and Ganderbal for rejecting the so-called elections held for the Srinagar constituency of Indian Parliament.
Over 85 percent of the voters did not cast their vote and even a single vote was not cast in 90 polling booths.
Abdul Hameed Butt in a statement issued in Srinagar said Srinagar being the capital of occupied Kashmir has always stood with the resistance leaders and the people have once again displayed their unequivocal support for the Kashmir cause.
He said Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has been claiming that Kashmiri resistance is confined to two and a half districts of Kashmir only but yesterday’s boycott of elections by an overwhelming majority of Kashmiris is a befitting reply to him and should serve as an eye-opener for Indian policy-makers and for the international community as well.
He said although India stepped up its state terrorism in occupied Kashmir enormously in the last few months, banned JKLF like political organization and arrested the whole resistance leadership, but despite all this people of Kashmir rejected Indian hegemony by boycotting the polls and reiterated the will and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.