Srinagar: Pro-freedom groups on Thursday condemned the police action against the protesting Rehber-e-Taleem teachers.
Dozens of teachers were detained while as many were injured after police foiled a march of the ReTs who were protesting against the government’s proposed plan to conduct a screening test for them.
Hurriyat Conference (G) spokesman, in a statement, said that the the baton charge on the protesting teachers is “unjustified and unnecessary.”
The spokesman said that the teachers are the nation builders and they should be respected in every manner.
“Kashmir police have developed a particular mindset due to the conflict and they consider it vital to use excessive force against any person who comes on road. They don’t respect anyone and treat all with same attitude. The role of the police in developed nations is most civilized and polite and the public protests are dealt with extra care and in a respectable manner,” he said.
Strongly condemning the police action on teachers, National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan alleged that Jammu Kashmir has become a “police state where brute force is used against everyone who dares to oppose the so called government.”
“Government has given a free hand to the men in uniform to crush every dissent voice. It is shameful that the so called government has no answers to any question except lathi. May it be the political opponents of the so called government or its own employees all are being treated as criminals if they have a contrary view?”