HuM, JKLF chiefs condemn arrest of DeM chief 

Condemning the use of force against students and arrest of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief, Syedah Aasiya Andrabi, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, on Thursday, said that such steps showed the frustration of authorities and the state government.
Quoting Hizb chief Syed Salahuddin, spokesperson, Saleem Hashmi, said, “The use of force on girl students and arrest of women leaders had exposed the frustration of the authorities and the state government.”
“It is shameful and condemnable that despite being a woman, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, is committing atrocities on the youth to save her chair,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman termed the ‘new phase of terror’ against people of Kashmir as ‘provocative’. He said, “After the Command Council meet, a false notion was being spread that forces have been asked to exercise restraint.”
Malik said, “This is why soon after the meetings many villages in Budgam –Hayatpora, Galwanpora, Nasrullahpora were raided by Army. Many young boys, including two teenagers Manzoor Ahmad Mir and Rafiq Ahmad were arrested. Such raids are also taking place in Pulwama, Kulgam and Srinagar.”
He further said that forces were using ‘third degree torture’ against arrested students. A new phenomenon of ‘terrorizing’ the parents of school and college going youth especially those belonging to Sher-I-Khas is happening. 
“Parents were being called to police stations and humiliated and terrorized by police.”
Malik also condemned the arrest of DeM chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi and her associate Fehmeeda Sofi. He said that “raiding an ailing leader that too after breaking the fencing of her house is nothing but police terrorism.”
Hizb chief expressed shock over the statement made by Lieutenant General, JS Sindhu wherein he had said that there is no intent to harm civilians during the encounters.

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