Hurriyat denounces Jamia lockdown, curfew

Hurriyat denounces Jamia lockdown, curfew
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SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the imposition of undeclared curfew in downtown, and barring of Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid for the sixth consecutive week.
A statement issued by the Hurriyat also denounced the continued house detention of Mirwaiz.
Hurriyat activists staged a protest at Aali Masjid against the Jamia lockdown, NIA arrests, and suspension of sentence to soldiers involved in Macchil fake encounter.
Condemning the slapping of PSA on 31-year-old Atif Hassan, “for his affiliation and support to the peoples movement” and the “shameless beating up” of the mother and three sisters of Tauseef Ahmed of Rampura Kulgam by the government forces, Hurriyat spokesman said there was no let up to “oppression” on the people of Kashmir.
“Kashmiris are killed brutally, arrested and detained, Mosques locked up, curfews imposed, leadership persecuted and citizens harassed. What is worse is that even those forces personnel who are convicted in fake encounters are set free in a mockery of justice,” the statement said.
As per the program announced by the Joint Resistance Leadership, the statement said, peaceful protests were staged in various masjids and shrines across the Valley against the suspension of punishment to five soldiers involved in the fake encounter case of 2010 in Machil, Kupwara by the Army Tribunal.
They also protested the lock down of Jamia Masjid and arrest of Hurriyat leaders by the NIA “on baseless and concocted charges”.


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