SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) has strongly condemned the arrest of its delegation which was on way to Beerwah in Budgam district to express solidarity and offer Fateha (condolence) prayers of youth Tanveer Ahmed Wani, who was killed by government forces recently.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement issued here said the delegation comprising Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi, Peer Ghulam Nabi, Farooq Ahmed Saudagar, and Muhammad Sidiq Hazar, were arrested by police and their vehicle was seized. “They have been lodged in police station Beerwah,” he said and termed it the “ultimate level of military oppression and highhandedness” in Kashmir.
“People are not even allowed to mourn the deaths and express sympathy with the bereaved families,” he said.
The spokesperson termed the approach of government and its forces towards the resistance leadership as a “pure political vendetta aimed at muzzling the genuine dissent” in Kashmir and to build pressure on camp to stop raising people’s voice.
“History is witness that military might has failed to muzzle the genuine struggles based on truth and huge sacrifices,” he said.
Meanwhile, senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza visited Dialgam, Wahihama, and Arwani areas of Anantnag district and expressed solidarity with the family members of slain youth.
Speaking on the occasion, Waza said, “Kashmir struggle is based on true aspirations of people and has thousands of sacrifices offered by people for a sacred cause and the leadership was bound to take the mission of martyrs forward towards the ultimate goal of freedom.”