IOK people urged to boycott sham polls
Srinagar, April 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Bahenji has urged the people to completely boycott the upcoming sham polls and give a message to India and the world that the people of Kashmir have no interest in the election drama. Farida Bahenji in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the people of Kashmir like past would reject the farcical elections as it is no alternative to the Kashmiris’ inalienable birth right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, leader of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Muhammad Shafi Lone in a statement in Srinagar said that the sham polls in no way can be substitute to the right to self-determination. He said that India wanted to suppress the genuine voices of Kashmiris through use of brute force but would never succeed. Muhammad Shafi Lone appealed to the international human rights organisations to urge India to stop rights violations in Kashmir and settle the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions.
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