SRINAGAR: The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday condemned what it termed as ‘90s-like crackdown on civilians in Kanelvan, Bijbehara of south Kashmir. It said “resorting to military might, assault and humiliating womenfolk is highly shameful act”.
The conglomerate in a statement issued here said the “threat” statements issued by BJP leaders is adding fuel to the fire and deteriorating the already tense situation. It expressed shock over the silence maintained by the administration over the issue.
Hurriyat said the statement of BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav has “conferred a free hand to its forces for their cold-hearted activities” and has created a sense of fear among the civilian population.
“There is no guarantee of life and dignity and the sexual assault is being employed as a war weapon. No one was arrested or prosecuted for Chanapora, Kunan Poshpora and Langate mass rape incidents,” the statement said.
Hurriyat while referring to the statement of Ex-Home Minister of India, LK Advani, said, “It is on record wherein he (Advani) denied any enquiry against the perpetrators saying such investigations can affect their morale. Do or die option has mounted out of these appalling situations as same policy is being pursued and people are being pushed to the wall.”
Meanwhile, Hurriyat alleged its activist Nisar Ahmad is being intimidated by some pro-India activists saying “if any untoward happens to him, authorities will be responsible”.
“Nisar is running a shop in Peer Bagh, Hyderpora and some pro-India activists threatened him for his pro-freedom activities. During the recent by-election, not a single vote was casted in the area and this frustrated these unscrupulous elements who are now playing folly,” the Hurriyat said, adding, “It is an open admission that those pleading for the ‘Battle of Ideas’ have lost their senses and mental balance.”