SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday condemned the continuous house detention of its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and dozens of conglomerate’s leaders.
A spokesman of the conglomerate in a statement issued here said, “It is unjustified to stop Mirwaiz from performing his religious, political, and social obligations.” He said by imposing curfew in Handwara and other areas, people were being subjected to severe hardships and “extreme action is being taken against the resistance leadership”.
“Indian state has let loose its forces by giving them unbridled powers under draconian black laws which are a license to kill and get away with impunity,” he said, adding, “Killing, atrocities, imposing curbs and restrictions on the people’s movement, placing the resistance leadership under house arrest and holding them in detention is undemocratic and dictatorial.”
Calling upon the international community and human rights organisations to take note of killings in Handwara, the spokesman said using force to cow-down the people into submission and trying to stifle their voice was an attempt to snatch their ‘Right to Live’. “The Handwara killings are an eye-opener for the international community,” he said.
He also termed the ban on internet services in Kashmir as “unfortunate”.
Meanwhile, the spokesman paid tributes to prominent resistance leader, S Hameed on his anniversary saying, “The martyrdom of S Hameed and thousands of other people of Kashmir are the real assets of the ongoing resistance movement,” he said.
“These sacrifices infuse a new life in the movement. The resistance leadership and the freedom-loving people of Kashmir won’t rest until these sacrifices are taken to their logical conclusion,” he said.