Pro-freedom groups condemn raids, use of force on people

Pro-freedom groups condemn raids, use of force on people

SRINAGAR: Pro-freedom groups on Monday condemned the alleged harassment of people by the government forces in Hawoora-Redwani area of Kulgam district saying that harassing a common man on gun point was not any kind of bravery.
In a statement, Hurriyat Conference (G) condemned in strong words the crackdown and search operation by army in the Hawoora-Mishipora area of south Kashmir.
“The Indian forces are very frustrated that is why they are harassing and using excessive force against the common people of Kashmir,” the spokesman said.
The Hurriyat(G) said that different delegations from different areas visited their office and apprised them about the “atrocities and cruelties unleashed by the Indian army.” “According to locals, the 9 RR and 1 RR of army situated at Chinigam Qaimu camp today morning cordoned off the entire area and dragged the youths from their houses and thrashed them and also vandalized the houses of the localities. The army didn’t even spared the women folk,” the statement said.
While strongly condemning these activities of the army, the Hurriyat Conference said that harassing a common man on the gun point was not any kind of bravery and “these cruelties have neither deterred us in the past and nor will it stop us to achieve our goal in the future also.”
Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while condemning the harassment of people in south Kashmir by imposing repeated crackdowns, has said that the use of brutal force to curb the public protest clearly indicated that terrorizing Kashmimiris into submission was a continuous policy of the ruling regime.
A spokesman of the Hurriyat(M) also termed the nocturnal raids at houses of the supporters of freedom movement in Srinagar and other areas of the valley and arrest of youth including students as “retributive tactics of the government.”
The spokesman said that such “repressive tactics and methods are not going to weaken the resolve of the people for freedom.”

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