Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Friday condemned the restrictions to thwart the condolence programme called in memory of Budgam martyrs.
In a statement, DFP general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari said, “To disallow a purely religious programme is extremely coward act on part of authorities.”
The leaders had decided to offer the Friday prayers at Behishti Zehra and express condolence with the families of Budgam martyrs.
“It seems authorities are deliberately not willing to listen to the people and only know to impose curfew-like restrictions. They have not even learned lessons from the election boycott,” he said.
He strongly condemned the arrest of Anjuman Sharie Shian chairman Agha Syed Hassan Mosvi and other resistance leaders and activists saying authorities are resorting to same ‘suppressive tactics without understanding the revolution the Kashmiri youth have brought and the impact it will have on the state’s political scenario’.
Meanwhile, Tari hailed the sacrifices of martyrs and said the people by boycotting the polls made it clear that they will reject any such activity aimed at strengthening ‘India’s illegal occupation of J&K’.
He expressed hope that people of south Kashmir will give the same befitting lesson to New Delhi and its puppets in the so-called elections.