Hurriyat to launch anti-election campaign in J

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Srinagar, Oct 22 (UNI) Alleging that holding of the ensuing Assembly polls in the Jammu and Kashmir was an attempt to mislead the world, the moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) has decided to launch an anti-election campaign in the valley.

A press release, issued after the day-long meeting of Executive Council, Working Committee and General Council members under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, said that an extra ordinary meeting was held to discuss the Assembly elections.

The meeting unanimously decided to oppose the holding of elections and noted that sacrifices made by the martyrs and Jammu and Kashmir people for a cause would be taken to its logical end.

Election or selection will take India nowhere on Kashmir issue, it said, adding polls were being held since 1947 without making any headway.

The members said India cannot ignore the ground realities in Kashmir, where only a few mainstream politicians are interested in polls.

The Hurriyat said elections were being held only to mislead the world community and put the Kashmir issue in cold storage which would not be allowed.

Appealing people to stay from the poll process, the meeting was told that an anti-poll campaign would be launched.

''We will go to people and advocate them about the reason for poll boycott,'' it said.

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