Srinagar, October 8 (Online): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has hailed the resolve and determination of the people despite facing hardships during the ongoing uprising.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We are at the loss of more than 10,000 crores in the present uprising along with our traders, transport fraternity are the worst suffers. We are very much concerned about their sufferings. They have been on the forefront of this movement and we all owe them their due honour and respect.”He said, the transporters are not able to benefit from the relaxation period and the Hurriyat Conference is fully aware of their miseries. Keeping their hard times in view, he said, the APHC appeals people to donate a minimum of Rs 500 each to the local Baitul Maals, exclusively for the purpose of helping transporters. “We know it will not fulfill their needs but will at least ease them out in this tough situation,” he added.
The spokesman said that the Hurriyat leadership had once again made it clear that any help from Baitul Maals was neither begging and nor was it any favour. It is a very important part of the Muslim society and one should not hesitate to accept it, he maintained.
He said, “Our protest is not a hobby nor it is for political gains of any person or group, but we are forced to harm ourselves to register our protest. We only want to end the age-old killings of our youth, repeated arrests and torture, molestation of our women and the political uncertainty of our coming generation so that we too can breathe easy as humans.