Decision to stop screening of documentary film undemocratic, says Hurriyat (M)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday took strong exception to the government’s decision to stop the scheduled release and screening of the documentary ‘Children in Conflict Torn Kashmir’ made by the Human Rights Division of the conglomerate.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson said the documentary based on human rights violations inflicted on children in Kashmir was scheduled to be released and screened on Wednesday at Hotel Grand Mumtaz Towers but the authorities did not allow the event.
“The government had violated basic human rights in Kashmir and choked the freedom of expression of people in the Valley through the use of brutal force and suppressive methods,” he said.
He said oppression against the people of Kashmir, whether human rights violations or curbs on political, social or religious rights and crimes against women and children continue in Kashmir. “Highlighting these issues was the moral responsibility of the conglomerate and raising voice against this oppression and suppression would continue despite curbs,” he said.
The spokesman said the government’s decision to stop the release and screening of documentary was completely “undemocratic and reflects the frustration of the authorities”.
“This type of aggressive attitude would not deter or stop us from raising its voice against the human rights violations and atrocities committed on the people of Kashmir,” he added.