APHC chief Gilani appeals Kashmiris to continue resistance till victory

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SRINAGAR, occupied Kashmir: Syed Ali Gilani, the chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Sunday made an appeal to the people of Kashmir to keep on their resistance struggle against the BJP-led Indian government, advising them not to lose their courage.

There is no other alternative left with us now, the APHC chief said in his first-ever statement received by Kashmir Media Service since Aug 5 when India abrogated Article 370, scrapping special status from occupied Kashmir.

“We must fight the enemy in unison. History remains witness to the fact that big military powers have repeatedly perished in front of the force of peoples’ unity and truth. Courage, patience, and discipline are those weapons of a defenseless people which can defeat the enemy with howsoever enormous an arsenal,” Gilani further said in his statement.

He said: “Even as we continue to receive immensely grim news from every corner, the Indian State has made extensive efforts to hide their campaign of brutal repression from the outside world. Not only have they blocked the entire communication systems used by common people since about the beginning of the month, they have also gagged local reportage and news media without any formal declaration. No news about the brutalities and repression of the Indian armed forces, killings, and arrests of thousands of youth is being published. Common people are unable to know about their kith and kin. The oppressors might try to hide the reality, but history will not spare anyone.”