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Kashmir: Separatists call for boycott of mainstream politicians

A joint statement issued by Hurriyat Conference asked people to hold mainstream leaders “accountable and answerable” for “betrayal”.

Written by Sofi Ahsan | Srinagar | Published: July 28, 2016 5:17 am
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The separatist leadership in Kashmir has called for social boycott of “pro-India political leaders”, including those of the ruling PDP, and asked the people to cease all interactions with “India’s local collaborators”.

A joint statement issued by Hurriyat Conference asked people to hold mainstream leaders “accountable and answerable” for “betrayal”. “For India’s local collaborators (PDP MLAs) facilitating the oppression of their own people, their moment of reckoning and introspection is over,” a spokesperson quoted separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik as saying.

Meanwhile, despite curfew being lifted in most parts of the Valley Tuesday, restrictions continued in Srinagar and major towns of Kashmir to prevent the march called by separatists to south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Geelani and Mirwaiz were taken into custody outside their homes when they tried to march towards Kulgam. “There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Valley,” a police spokesperson said.

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    Sol
    Aug 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm
    The people have never accepted india, just as India rejected British rulelt;br/gt; Please this not about religion, this is more to do with being with people who have more in common with stanlt;br/gt; I long for the day when there will peaceful coexistince with between stan India and Kashmir. I believe if we resolve this matter to the will of Kashmiris the winner will be India even if Kashmiris join stan. The people of stan deep down have lot of love and affection for India but this one issue holds them back. I think if there was EU type bloc India will be in charge and stan will work with emails. I think India Pak, China will be powerful force. Losing Kashmir might hurt but it's another way for Akhand Bharat. Nations and states come and go but people only have one life or each lifetime is precious. I know the true hindus are against repression and honourable people.
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      Sol
      Aug 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm
      The people have never accepted india, just as India rejected British rulelt;br/gt; Please this not about religion, this is more to do with being with people who have more in common with stanlt;br/gt; I long for the day when there will peaceful coexistince with between stan India and Kashmir. I believe if we resolve this matter to the will of Kashmiris the winner will be India even if Kashmiris join stan. The people of stan deep down have lot of love and affection for India but this one issue holds them back. I think if there was EU type bloc India will be in charge and stan will work with them. I think India Pak, China will be powerful force. Losing Kashmir might hurt but it's another way for Akhand Bharat via a looser union. Nations and states come and go but people only have one life or each lifetime is precious. I know the true hindus are against repression and honourable people.
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        kd
        Jul 28, 2016 at 12:02 pm
        they are not separatist .they anti hindu, anti humanity.lt;br/gt;They are terrorist
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