Hurriyat (M) condemns imposition of curfew in Kishtwar, Bhaderwah

BK News Desk/Srinagar
September 28, 2016 CITY 341 Views

Hurriyat (M) Wednesday said that peaceful protest demonstrations across Kashmir and Chenab valley that the government forces were dealing with excessive force and brutality using teargas shells and pellet guns has left dozens injured in Bijbehara, Singhpora Pampore, Kulgam, Sopore, and Srinagar’s Batamaloo and Rajouri Kadal areas on Tuesday among who two have been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.
Hurriyat (M) spokesman, quoting reports, said among the injured admitted in the hospital, on an average two persons are losing eyesight each day.
Condemning the government for imposing strict curfew for the past several days in Kishtwar and Bhaderwah areas of Chenab Valley when people in large numbers including women were offering Dhur (afternoon) prayers at Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, the government forces cordoned the area to harass them and people reacted with pro-Islam and pro-Azadi slogans which reminded one of the similar infamous ‘Operation Jamia Masjid’ in Srinagar 27 years ago. The policy of persecution of the majority community of the state continues for the past 70 years in every district and region of the state unabated.
Lauding the unique effort of the residents of Aga Hamam Habba Kadal in addressing the needs of the most affected in their locality during the current agitation the spokesman said that such acts show us the way of how our ongoing movement can be strengthened supported and sustained indigenously.
Spokesman said strengthening our local community institutions will not only make us independent of relying on govt. aid help like beggars which the government them exploits, but will inculcate in us the virtue of self reliance and deepen our community bonding and concern for one another.
Hurriyat (M) spokesman also condemned the random arrests of youth across the valley on a daily basis and reports of large scale vandalization and looting of homes and shops in Langate area of Kupwara district by the forces to instill fear among the residents and harass them. The spokesman said such brazen highhandedness by the forces is a result of the impunity they enjoy as there is no law to hold them accountable and liable to punishment .On the contrary this lawlessness is used are used as a means of coercion and suppression of the population into submission.
The spokesman commended the deep commitment of people, students traders doctors transporters shopkeepers daily wage earners employees or others to the freedom movement, who despite suffering huge losses are not ready to succumb to the machinations and threats of the ruling regime.

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