Exhibit unity, brotherhood: Hurriyat (M)Condemns arrest of Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik

July 31, 2016 TOP STORIES 351 Views

Hurriyat (M) spokesman Sunday condemned the brutal tactics, continuous curfew and severe restrictions imposed throughout Kashmir to stop the people from bringing out protest marches and carrying forward their struggle for right to self-determination.
In a statement issued to KNS, the spokesman said for the past 23 days, the oppressive and suppressive tactics of the government were continuing while Indian forces and SOG present at every square were indulging in barbaric activities by openly displaying their dictatorial and Nazi mindset.
Expressing serious concern over the barbarism of Indian forces at Imam Sahab Shopian, Paya Chan Bandipora and dozens of other places with indiscriminate firing of bullets and pellets at peaceful protestors resulting in critical injuries to half a dozen minor students, arrests of scores of youth from various areas of the Valley, and preparing of a list for arrest of over 1000 youth, the Hurriyat (M) spokesman said crackdown, night raids, ransacking of precious belongings of people by forcefully entering into their houses by Indian forces, and harassment and manhandling of residents were war crimes intended to break the will of people for striving for their basic right to self-determination.
The spokesman also condemned the continued arrest of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik at Centyral jail, continued house arrest of the veteran resistance leader, Syed Ali Geelani and APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Dr. Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq and placing restrictions on their activities and termed the continued arrest and house arrest of Shabir Ahmad Shah, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza whose health has also deteriorated, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam, Javed Ahmad Mir, and dozens of Hurriyat leaders and activists as the acceptance of defeat of the ruling class and said these tactics had failed and cannot suppress Kashmir’s resistance movement.
Supporting the protest programme given by the unified resistance leaders till 5 August 2016, the spokesman appealed people to follow these programmes in letter and spirit and exhibit unity and brotherhood at these trying and difficult times and remain consistent and show resolve to carry on the resistance movement with dedication.
The spokesman also condemned the ruthless beating up of a youth, Ishfaq Ahmad at the hands of Indian forces in north Kashmir’s Sopore area on July 23, following which he died of injuries at SKIMS, Soura amid tears and paid glowing tributes to him and said the sacrifices of these martyrs would not be allowed to go waste.

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