APHC to organise rally on May 21

Srinagar, May 09: In Srinagar, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that people have given enormous sacrifices since 1931 for achieving the goal of freedom.
Mirwaiz said while addressing a Friday congregation at historic Jamia Majsid in Srinagar said Hurriyat Conference is not power hungry but it has its own principles and goal. We will continue our struggle until the dawn of Azadi (freedom).  The chairman announced that Hurriyat Conference would organise an election rejection rally on May 21, the day on which Hurriyat observes the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone.
Mirwaiz Umar also reiterated that interference in religious matters can not be accepted at any cost. “We want to impress upon the government that Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir can tolerate suppression and atrocities but at no cost shall bear any interference in their religious affairs,” he said, adding, “By indulging in such acts the administration is provoking people and youth to take extreme steps.”
The Hurriyat Chairman also urged people in north Kashmir including the people Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora to stay away from farcical election.
“Elections is a futile exercise and like people in Srinagar, stay away from the polls to impress upon the world community that Kashmiris do not endorse any election process under Indian constitution,” he said. 
Mirwaiz said that international community has understood the need to resolve the Kashmir dispute. “America, European Union and others have underscored the importance of resolving Kashmir dispute as they know that peace in South-Asia including Pakistan, Afghanistan and India can not be restored until this issue is resolved,” he told the gathering.
Mirwaiz, who was able to address people at Jamia Masjid after several days of house arrest, also warned the government of India and its regime against imposition of undeclared curfew in the down town area in future saying if the military agencies still choose to do so, then the New Delhi and its authorities will be responsible for the consequences since people would not abide by any such restrictions.