SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, on Thursday said Kashmiris in and outside the Valley “are subjected to aggression and cruelty under a well-devised policy to stop them from striving for their just rights”.
He said the “need is to fight this aggression by coming up with a comprehensive strategy and well-planned peaceful protest demonstrations”.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz, who is under house arrest, appealed people to stage peaceful protests after Friday prayers and called upon the Imams and ‘Khateebs’ to “guide and lead the protest demonstrations against the atrocities on Kashmiri people”.
“I would personally lead a protest rally in Nowhatta Srinagar after the Friday congregational prayers against the civilian killings of Handwara and Kupwara,” Mirwaiz said.
“After killing four unarmed innocent civilians in Handwara and Kupwara, government forces are terrorising people with the use of brutal force and imposition of curfew. Most of the resistance leaders are confined to their homes. Practically, the entire Valley has been converted into a jail,” he said.
As per statement, a Hurriyat (M) delegation led by its senior leader, Bilal Gani Lone was stopped by police near Sangrama and detained at Patukkha police post while heading towards Handwara to express sympathies with the bereaved families of the four slain persons.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the conglomerate condemned the detention of its leader, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, who continues to be under detention at police station Sherbagh, Anantnag, and the house detention of its media adviser, Advocate Shahid-ul-Islam and Javaid Ahmad Mir.