ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has urged the Kashmiri people not to be carried away by pro-India politicians’ theatrical rhetoric and ensure complete boycott of the farcical elections.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar termed all pro-India parties as birds of the same feather. He pointed out that all these parties followed the same political policy, reported KMS.
“Development and change of faces are lame excuses and in no case can justify the participation in the elections. Polls and freedom movement are quite different and casting vote will prove detrimental to the movement,” he said.
The veteran leader maintained that the Kashmiris had presented enormous sacrifices and their motive was securing their right to self-determination.
“Freedom struggle is a sacred movement for people of Jammu and Kashmir. It is obligatory for every one of us to be loyal to it. We should feel duty bound to safeguard the sacrifices of our martyrs. Our first and foremost obligation is that we should boycott the elections,” he added.
Syed Ali Gilani called upon the students of schools, colleges, universities and Darul Ulooms to carry out door-to-door election boycott campaign in their respective areas.