MRM National Convener Mohd Afzal, Organising Convener Girish Juyal, J & K Convener Nazir Mir and MRM Youth Wing National Convener Khurshid Rajaka appealed to the Kashmiri youth to shun violence and drug addiction and take up education to improve their lot and ensure development of the state.
Addressing a massive public rally at Town Hall in Kupwara situated close to the Indo-Pak border on Wednesday morning, Mohd Afzal said that the entire Kashmir belonged to India and asked Pakistan to vacate the occupied Kashmir at the earliest.
This was the first time MRM had organised such a massive rally in the Kashmir Valley infested with anti-India emotions fanned by the pro-Pakistani elements and terrorists as well. The police have provided adequate security to the MRM program in view of the recent terrorist attempts to infiltrate the state from across the border.
Afzal said that no elections were held for the people living in the PoK and 24 seats remained vacant in J & K Assembly since last 70 years. “We demand that the Government of India and Government of J & K conduct elections in PoK and if this is not possible we appeal to the government to nominate from amongst those who had migrated to the state from PoK to the Assembly”, Afzal said.
He said that the MRM has appealed to the Kashmiri youth to give up violence and join the process of peace and development to restore the original status of Kashmir as paradise on the earth
The MRM has planned nationwide protest and demonstrations on this issue on August 14 when MRM activists will hold demonstrations at the state capitals all over the country trying to develop pressure on Pakistan to vacate PoK .
After the meeting, the MRM delegation met the Collector of Kupwara and handed over a memorandum addressed to the President listing their various demands on Kashmir issue.
The public meeting was also addressed by MRM J & K State Convener Nazir Mir, MRM Youth Wing Convener Khurshid Rajaka, Jagirbhai, Sultanbhai and Riyaz Mir.