SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday strongly denounced the government for imposing curfew and barring people from offering Friday prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid terming it as a blatant religious interference.
In a statement, Mirwaiz said, the government has turned the lives of Kashmiris into “hell by imposing curfew and restrictions, snapping mobile telephony, internet and other communication services”. , “It was done with a view to punish people of Kashmir for their unflinching support to the freedom struggle of Kashmir,” he said.
Mirwaiz, who continues to remain under house arrest for the past 35 days, said authorities have imposed ‘Martial Law’ in entire Kashmir to suppress rights of the people. “Every tactic is being adopted by the government to crush the ongoing uprising but the passion of freedom-loving people continues to remain insurmountable and their struggle remains undefeatable,” he added.
He said for crushing the resistance movement and the just struggle of the people, the government overnment was trying such “brutal” tactics which are unheard of in the emancipated world.
Mirwaiz also strongly condemned the incident which led to the death of a woman from Bemina after being threatened government forces and appealed people to make the joint resistance programmes a success.
Meanwhile, a APHC spokesman condemned the continued house arrest of the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, detention of senior Hurriyat leader Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari at Safa Kadal Police Station, house arrests of Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam and Javed Ahmad Mir and other resistance leaders and workers and said this was acceptance of defeat on part of the government and administration and said such tactics would not be able to break the will of the resistance leaders.
The spokesman appealed,the youth to be weary of such elements who are in garb of being pro-movement are attacking journalists and medicos while they are performing their professional duties.