Curbs on Hur­riyet lead­ers strongly de­nounced

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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