Hur­riyat-M con­demns curbs on re­li­gious ac­tiv­i­ties of Mir­waiz

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—Terming the curbs placed on the re­li­gious and po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties of the Hur­riyat (M) Chair­man, Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq, who has once again been placed un­der house ar­rest, as yet an­other clear ex­am­ple of state dom­i­nance and dic­ta­to­rial at­ti­tude of the gov­ern­ment, an APHC (M) Sunday strongly con­demned these un­demo­cratic means adopted by the rulers to curb the le­git­i­mate ac­tiv­i­ties of the Mir­waiz.

Ac­cord­ing to the Hur­riyat (M) state­ment is­sued here, the Hur­riyat (M) Chair­man, who had to ad­dress a Seerat con­fer­ence at Nas­rul­lah­pora in cen­tral Kash­mir’s Budgam dis­trict was placed un­der house ar­rest by the state ad­min­is­tra­tion early Satur­day morn­ing and thus stopped from par­tic­i­pat­ing in a re­li­gious pro­gramme. Stress­ing that the gov­ern­ment by re­strict­ing the move­ment of the Hur­riyat (M) Chair­man was vi­o­lat­ing all demo­cratic norms and es­tab­lished hu­man val­ues, the state­ment said the rul­ing coali­tion was work­ing on the RSS’ agenda and act­ing more loyal than the king, show­ing no re­morse in com­mit­ting ex­cesses on the sep­a­ratist lead­er­ship as well as the peo­ple.

The state­ment said the claims of PDP-led gov­ern­ment of al­low­ing a ‘bat­tle of ide­ol­ogy’ in Jammu Kash­mir has proven com­pletely hol­low as it was us­ing dic­ta­to­rial means to stop the Hur­riyat lead­er­ship from par­tic­i­pat­ing even in re­li­gious pro­grammes and con­do­lence meet­ings not to speak of par­tic­i­pa­tion in po­lit­i­cal pro­grammes.

On the di­rec­tive of the Mir­waiz, a del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing of Moulana M S Rehman Shams, Prof. Habibul­lah Jee­lani, Ghu­lam Qadir Beigh and Moulvi Khazir Muham­mad vis­ited Nas­rul­lah­pora Budgam where they par­tic­i­pated in the Seerat con­fer­ence and de­liv­ered the mes­sage of the Hur­riyat (M) Chair­man to the con­fer­ence or­gan­is­ers and the peo­ple of Budgam. Mir­waiz was sched­uled to per­son­ally par­tic­i­pate in the con­fer­ence but due to his house ar­rest could not do so.

On the oc­ca­sion, the peo­ple gath­ered there protested against the house ar­rest of the Mir­waiz and termed the gov­ern­ment’s ac­tion as in­ter­fer­ence in re­li­gious du­ties of the Mir­waiz.

Mean­while, the Hur­riyat (M) spokesman said an APHC (M) del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing of Muham­mad Mu­sadiq Adil, Ghu­lam Nabi Zaki, Khaleel Muham­mad Khaleel, Ab­dul Rashid Un­too, Ab­dul Ma­jeed Wani and Jaf­far Kash­miri par­tic­i­pated in Prayer meet­ing or­ga­nized by Jammu Kash­mir Lib­er­a­tion Front for se­nior re­sis­tance leader Aman­ul­lah Khan and paid glow­ing tributes to the late leader while re­call­ing his con­tri­bu­tions to­wards the Kash­mir cause.—RK

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