AAC condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid, restrictions in Old City

AAC condemns lockdown of Jamia Masjid, restrictions in Old City
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Awami Action Committee has strongly condemned the repeated imposition of curfew and restrictions in Srinagar and locking down the Kashmir’s grand mosque “to disallow” people to offer Friday congregation prayers.
A spokesperson of AAC in a statement said all these tactics have no justification and termed it as “ultimate form of repression and political vendetta”.
He said placing Kashmir’s chief cleric Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq under house arrest time and again and barring him from carrying out political, social and religious activities is aimed at keeping Mirwaiz away from people.
“From over a decade, history bears witness that the successive pro-Indian parties whenever in power adopted oppressive measures to weaken the popular sentiment of the people by committing grave human right violations besides bloodshed and use of pellet and bullet,” the spokesperson said.
He said the imposition of repeated curfew and restrictions in Old City Srinagar has drawn negative effects on the business community apart from “ill effects” on the academic future of students due to the closure of educational institutions.
The spokesperson said the peace and stability in South Asia is not possible until and unless the Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the wishes and aspirations of its people.
He paying rich tributes to “martyrs” of Kashmir, saying the sacrifices rendered in the nook and corner of Valley will “undoubtedly” bear fruits.
The spokesperson said the leadership will never cow down to the “oppressive tactics” and will continue to fight till the movement of right to self determination reaches its logical conclusion.
He extended his sympathies with Burmese Muslims and appealed the international community including the United Nations, OIC to come forward to stop grave human rights violations being committed on Muslims of Burma.

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