Curbs on Hurriyet leadership, massive killings denounced
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