Launching their first outfit under the banner ‘Kashmir Sangbaaz League’, Kashmiri stone-pelters have warned of uncontrollable turbulence and “remorseless assaults” on the police and security forces in Kashmir if Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is hanged.
In a five-page press release delivered at media organisations here on Friday, the outfit said Mr. Afzal Guru was falsely implicated in the case. It vowed to resist plans of executing him and said government installations and radio and television stations, besides the offices of pro-India National Conference and People’s Democratic Party, would be attacked. .
The press release, carried in sealed cover, described guerrilla warfare and mass uprising as ingredients of the “freedom movement” and said the stone pelters were followers of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and United Jehad Council chief Syed Salah-ud-din.
“All available resources have been put to use by the Indian occupational machinery to woo the Kashmiri youth away from the freedom struggle and towards pursuing materialistic ends. Cricket tournaments organised by police and Indian Army, Sadbhawana tours, seminars and conferences, musical shows like Aghaaz, Shaam-e-Ghazal and Ilhaam, employment schemes like Himayat and Udaan; all these are aimed at distracting the Kashmiri youth from their real goal — freedom from Indian occupation. However, these ‘sticks’ and ‘carrots’ will never deter… the valiant youth of Kashmir from pursuing the long cherished goal of Azaadi Insha Allah,” said the statement.
The State government did not react immediately to the threat held out for the first time in the last three years.