Srinagar: The government on Tuesday conveyed to the Hurriyat Conference (M) that it won’t allow the screening of a documentary, Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir, the pro-freedom grouping had planned at a hotel in Srinagar on Wednesday.
The decision by the authorities prompted the Hurriyat Conference-led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to cancel the screening at Hotel Grand Mumtaz, Sara City Centre, in the city.
In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat spokesman said the conglomerate’s human rights division was to screen the documentary at 1:30pm.
“However, due to the objection raised by the administration for holding the screening at said venue, we have decided to postpone the screening of the documentary,” he said.
The spokesman said the amalgam would shortly come out with its detailed response to the administration’s curbs
“It reflects the highhandedness of government. They scuttle our programs and threaten hotel owners for providing us space. But we won’t succumb and will screen the documentary in a day or two,” Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told Kashmir Reader.
Mirwaiz said they would also distribute the documentary among foreign missions and upload the movie on social media as well.
“It is a complete police Raj here as our voices are being choked. They don’t want us to highlight issues concerning Kashmir,” he said.