Resistance leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have asked the MLAs, MLCs and other mainstream politicians to resign from their present membership and join resistance movement. “Government of India has once again unleashed its war machine to kill, maim and disfigure us intently to terrorize and suppress the entire population into complete submission. And once again its forces in J&K have a fig-leaf available in the shape of a quisling government manned by people like you with the only brief to provide a civilian mask to military control.
Despite killings and injuries of war-proportions, you continue to perform this role of covering up the crimes of this forcible control,” they said in a joint statement, addressed to MLAs, MLCs and other mainstream politicians.“Throughout your election campaign you tried to justify your participation in the name of addressing issues of roads, water, electricity, (Sadak, Paani, Bijlee) with no bearing on popular freedom movement. Thus you motivated many a gullible people among us to vote for you. But now your worth is limited to provide a native civilian face to the brutalities of India and obfuscate the world opinion alongside the nasty jingoistic Indian media,” the statement said. “Before your anti-people role provokes us to initiate a comprehensive boycott, we once again beseech you to quit this treacherous role, resign and come back to people. That would help removing the native civilian mask from an essentially foreign military control in Jammu and Kashmir. That will save you from the terrible isolation that will be your fate if you continue to be on the side of the killers.
As freedom beckons us and writing on the wall becomes clearer, this is the only wise and conscientious option available to you. If you still have any conscience left and if you don’t want to desert people, resign and join our freedom march,”. the statement further stated.