Curbs on Hur­riyet lead­er­ship, mas­sive killings de­nounced

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

SRINAGAR—In oc­cu­pied Kash­mir, the Hur­riyet Fo­rum led by Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq has con­demned au­thor­i­ties for re­strict­ing the move­ment of Hur­riyet lead­ers in­clud­ing the fo­rum’s chief by plac­ing them un­der house ar­rest.

The Hur­riyet Fo­rum at a meet­ing presided over by Mas­roor Ab­bas An­sari in Srinagar, to­day, termed the fre­quent house ar­rest of Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq as the frus­tra­tion of the au­thor­i­ties. The fo­rum ap­pealed to the peo­ple to make the call for to­mor­row’s shut­down a suc­cess.

The meet­ing ex­pressed con­cern over the killing of two youth in a fake en­counter by In­dian troops at Sara-i-Bala in Srinagar and de­manded a probe into the in­ci­dent by a neu­tral body.

Hu­man rights de­fender, Muham­mad Ah­san Un­too, dur­ing his visit to Sara-iBala in Srinagar, to­day, said that the killing of youth in fake en­coun­ters was the worst kind of state ter­ror­ism. Kash­mir Tehreek-e-Khawa­teen Chief, Za­murda Habib, dur­ing her visit to fam­i­lies of mar­tyrs in Hand­wara urged hu­man rights or­ga­ni­za­tions to take no­tice of in­no­cent killings in the ter­ri­tory.

Mean­while, Tehreek-e-Hur­riyet, Jammu and Kash­mir Mass Move­ment Chair­per­son, Farida Ba­henji and Hur­riyet leader, Mukhtar Ah­mad Waza, in their sep­a­rate state­ments in Srinagar de­nounced the house ar­rest of

Hur­riyet lead­ers. They also ex­pressed se­ri­ous con­cern over the killing of youth in fake en­coun­ters in the ter­ri­tory. Against ris­ing In­dian forces’ atroc­i­ties in oc­cu­pied Kash­mir peo­ple stage protest marches daily to draw the at­ten­tion of the free­dom lov­ing world. All se­nior Kash­miri lead­ers in­clud­ing Mir­waiz Umar Fa­rooq, Chair­man of APHC-M stand house ar­rested.—KMS

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