Mirwaiz thanks people for observing strike

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday thanked the people for observing a strike against the extension of lease of Tosamaidan firing range to Army,
“The observance of the shutdown shows that the Kashmiris wanted withdrawal of Indian troops from Kashmir and exercise of their right to self-determination,” Mirwaiz said in  a statement.
Mirwaiz also condemned  the restrictions imposed by the government in downtown  Srinagar and said  such repressive measures will not dampen the spirit of the people
A spokesman of the amalgam meanwhile condemned the authorities for placing Mirwaiz and other leaders under house arrest.