SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) termed the Supreme Court’s response to state’s appeal in murder-accused deputy superintended of police Yasir Qadri’s case as “hardly surprising”.
“For a court that sent Afzal Guru to the gallows to satisfy the collective conscience of the nation, the verdict (given) ‘to keep up the morale of the forces’ was hardly a surprise and on the expected lines. Surprising, or even a miracle, would have been the court delivering justice (sic),” spokesman of the conglomerate said in a statement issued here.
Strongly condemning the government for bringing out a list of dozens of minor and teenage boys of Srinagar’s Shehar-e-Khas area and bribing people with reward if they get them arrested as highly immoral and deplorable, the conglomerate said this way authorities were playing havoc with the future of these innocent children and pitting Kashmiri against Kashmiri.
The APHC spokesman said while Kashmir was being soaked with the blood of the civilian youth for the past month and dozens of youth, women and children were blinded with the use of lethal pellet guns, people were burning with anger over state terrorism and in such circumstances launching a campaign against innocent children was the height of oppression and avenging tactics.
Condemning the arrest of a Kashmiri youth, Tawseef Ahmad of Sopore in India’s Chatisgarh state in a frivolous case, the statement said harassment of Kashmiri students and traders, studying or working in different states of India by police of respective states has become the order of the day and continues unabated.
The spokesman also strongly condemned the dastardly act of terror in Quetta in which more than 70 innocents lost their life. He expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.