‘Rather than helping people, authorities busy with arrests and intimidation’
Srinagar: While expressing concern over the continuous rains leading to flood like situation in Kashmir, APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who continues to be under house arrest, has appealed people to be calm but prepared in these testing times and make special supplications to Allah during the Friday prayers, for improvement in weather conditions.
Mirwaiz said that many places across the valley were inundated due to water logging and drainage overflow creating panic among the people whose memory of 2014 floods is very fresh in their minds.
“The severe problems and inconvenience caused to the people due to logging and inundation has added to the woes of the people who are already put to great inconvenience at the hands of the state authority focused on conducting sham elections to mislead people in India and the world rather than providing relief to them,” he said.
Mirwaiz said that it is condemnable that educational institutions have been converted into garrisons for conduct of the election drama.
Meanwhile a Hurriyat spokesman condemned the police raid on Hurriyat office at Rajbagh on Thursday morning and the “harassment to the staff” there. The spokesman described the raid as the desperation and “Goonda raj” of the police who he said were are arresting and spreading fear among people rather than helping people in this time of crisis caused by the inclement weather.