SRINAGAR: The pro-freedom camp on Wednesday criticised the government for not allowing people to perform the last rites of slain militants in Pampore, terming it a direct interference in religious affairs. Hurriyat Conference (G) has, meanwhile, called for funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants after Zuhar prayers on Thursday, February 25, at Pampore.
According to a statement issued here, the Hurriyat (G) advisory council, while criticising the administration and police for disallowing proper burial of militants said, “It is our religious obligation to offer funeral prayers to any Muslim who dies or achieves martyrdom and restricting it is a direct interference in the religious affairs which cannot be tolerated. The government should not repeat such silly acts in the future,” Huriyat warned and appealed to people to participate in the scheduled funeral prayers in absentia at Pampore and also organise special prayers for the slain militants.
Meanwhile Hurriyat Conference (M) too has condemned the act terming it as ‘being against all norms of humanity and morals values’.
Huriyat (M) also termed the use of excessive force by government forces on unarmed protesters, imposition of curfew in Pampore and arrest of youths in Tral as undemocratic and dictatorial.