SRINAGAR (Agencies) - Reversing its earlier stand of 'non-interference in elections, the APHC led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday asked people in Occupied Kashmir to stay away from the Lok Sabha polls. Elections have never been our agenda and that is why we called them a non-issue and have asked the people to stay away from these, the Mirwaiz told reporters here. He spoke to the media after the two-day long marathon session of his Hurriyats 26-member general council and the eight-member executive council. Asked if the Hurriyat was specifically asking people to boycott the elections, Mirwaiz said, When we say we reject the elections, it means we ask the people to boycott them. He said elections were no answer to the Kashmir problem. Elections are no substitute to the right of self-determination and the people cannot determine their future through these, he said. Yes, certain sections of the people especially in the Jammu and Ladakh regions have voted voluntarily in these elections, but that has not changed the basic dynamics of the Kashmir dispute, he added.