SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman and head of Mutaheda Majlis-e-Ulema Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday strongly condemned the desecration of Jamia Masjid, Anantnag by government forces and beating of worshipers.
Mirwiaz in a statement termed the assault as “ultimate highhandedness” saying, “Now the repression in Kashmir has started touching new heights and now even religious places aren’t spared.”
“Entering the Masjid and resorting to vandalism by breaking window panes and rooftop of Jamia amounts to direct desecration of the religious place and is worst form of state terrorism which deserves all forms of condemnation,” Mirwaiz said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate strongly condemned the beating of dozens of youth including minors at Anantnag by government forces and arresting scores. “It seems government has left people of Islamabad (Anantnag) at the mercy of police and other forces and only one point agenda of instilling fear among residents by breaking bones of youth is being followed,” he said.
The spokesperson also condemned the arrest of minor son of senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and said “forces have been given unbridled powers which are being used to beat even minor boys of Kashmir as seen in Islamabad (Anantnag)”.
He paid tributes to three youth killed in gunfight with government forces at Satura, Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and also to three youth killed in encounter at Rudbugh, Budgam.