Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference(M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday condemned the imposition of curfew in downtown Srinagar as an act of “political vendetta.”
In a statement, Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house arrest, also slammed the authorities for barring people from offering congregational Friday prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid and other major mosques.
“People are suffering for want of basic amenities due to the authoritarian acts of the state government,” Mirwaiz said.
He said that the people of Kashmir had expressed their “political aspirations by observing strike and protesting on their own against the bloodshed, wanton suppression, violations of human rights and sham polls.”
Mirwaiz said the people were feeling extremely insecure as they had been “left at the mercy of trigger- happy troops who can go on a killing spree whenever and wherever they want.” Mirwaiz also slammed pro-India parties for shedding “crocodile tears over the cold- blooded murder of Nawa Kadal youth Bashir Ahmad Bhat” and asked them to bring the perpetrators to justice.