Srinagar: The Syed Ali Shah Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference Thursday alleged that police had launched a crackdown against pro-freedom leaders and activists in wake of the Parliamentary elections.
“Director General of Police Ashok Prasad’s promise that police will not touch anybody
from the pro-freedom camp has proven to be hollow as dozens of pro-freedom activists have been locked up in police stations and hundreds of residential houses have been raided so far,” the amalgam said in a statement after a meeting of its executive council.
The meeting was presided over by General Secretary Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji and attended by the heads and representatives of all the constituents of the amalgam, the statement said.
“Hurriyat activists from Sheeri Baramulla Ghulam Mohammad Bangi and Basher Ahmad Soliah were arrested by the police when they were distributing election boycott posters among the people while as Army in Narwah Baramulla raided the house of Abdul Rasheed Rather and harassed his family members and children and seized the posters from his house,” the amalgam alleged.
A team of Special Task Force of police also raided the house of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat District secretary Baramulla Abdul Subhan Wani to arrest him but he was not present at his home and in his absence the police team harassed his family and misbehaved with them, it said.
“The situation in south Kashmir is no different where nearly 40 houses of Hurriyat activists have been raided to arrest them,” it said.