Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that exploiting the hard work of some students of the territory who qualify certain competitive exams and parading them on TV channels and literally thrusting words into their mouth are shallow and cheap ploys being adopted by representatives and agencies of the Indian government.
According to media sources, the Hurriyat forum in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “Its purpose is to misrepresent and obfuscate the Kashmir dispute and mislead the people in India.” “To the people of Kashmir such gimmicks further expose the propaganda being foisted by the Indian state to counter the reality and truth of what is going on in Kashmir. These ploys along with massive repression are being used to maintain the status quo by New Delhi on Kashmir and delay the resolution of the dispute,” the spokesman said. He said that the double standards and gimmickry of the moves was quite striking as the handful of students were commended and projected by Indian while colleges and schools in the valley were kept under lock down preventing thousands of students from pursuing their education for fear of student protests and agitation. The spokesman said that even in the holy month of Ramazan there was no let up to the harassment and beating that people of Kashmir face daily. “Sometimes, it’s Shopian, next day it’s villages in Frisal, Pulwama and it continues like this only. The script is to subject Kashmirs to torture and harassment till they cower as they have dared to stand up for their political rights,” he added.