Curbs on Hurriyet leaders strongly denounced
Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar deplored that the Mehbooba Mufti-led pup- pet administration had turned the entire territory into a prison. He said that Hurriyet leaders and activists including Ameer Hamza Shah, Mir Hafeezullah, Mufti Abdul Ahad, Mohammad Amin Paray and Abdul Hameed Paray had been languishing in jails for last several months.—KMS MUZAFFARABAD: PML-N President Raja Farooq Haider and Barrister Iftikhar Gillani submitting their nomination papers for Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly’s election to be held on 21st July, 2016. SRINAGAR—The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have strongly denounced the puppet authorities for imposing curbs on resistance leaders for barring them from carrying out their peaceful political activities.
The puppet authorities had imposed restrictions and detained almost entire Hurriyet leadership to prevent a sit-in protest at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday. Call for holding of the sit-in protest was jointly given by Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik to protest against construction of separate townships for Kashmir Pandits, colonies for Indian soldiers, harassment of Jammu Muslims and India’s new industrial policy in Kashmir.
Syed Ali Gilani, who is under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement condemning the authorities’ action said that the proIndia party PDP had swallowed its ‘battle of ideas’ and ‘Goli nahi boli’ slogans. “This party has come up with a dangerous face in Kashmir. Besides, using its entire force to suppress its opponents particularly the pro-freedom camp, this party is also misusing the state machinery to its fullest to block any voice raised against its antiKashmir policies,” he said.
The APHC Chairman cautioned the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, and her colleagues that crackdown on Hurriyet leadership would have serious consequences and they too would not escape from those situations. He said, these people (PDP members) have made Kashmiris an easy target of RSS and have left the entire territory on the mercy of these fanatic communal forces.
Syed Ali Gilani warned that if the concept of soldier colonies and Pandit townships was not abandoned, the joint protest programme of the pro-freedom leadership would continue. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is also under house arrest in Srinagar, in a statement deplored that the PDP-BJP regime under its anti-Kashmir policies was adopting dictatorial policies and using excessive force for crushing the resistance leadership. He pointed out that Kashmir was not a law and order problem and the ground realities could not be changed through oppressive policies. He said that brutal tactics could not force the Hurriyet leadership to give up its stand on the Kashmir dispute.
Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is illegally detained in a police station in Srinagar, termed the use of force and placing of Hurriyet leaders and activists under house arrest and illegal detentions as the worst example of state terrorism.—KMS