SRINAGAR: The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday congratulated the people and the government of Pakistan on 70th Independence Day.
As per a statement, the conglomerate while conveying best wishes to Pakistan said the country has always supported the Kashmiri struggle on moral, political and diplomatic fronts and always backed the people of Jammu and Kashmir in achieving their goal of right to self determination.
“Pakistan’s constant support to the people of Kashmir and their just struggle has been a source of strength for them and today the entire Kashmiri nation besides congratulating the country is also praying for its security, prosperity and progress on all fronts,” it said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has strongly condemned the government action of imposing curfew in downtown Srinagar and “turning the entire area into a military fortress”. “(The) people of downtown are made to suffer on regular basis as the imposition of curfew besides causing hardships to the people is also resulting in huge losses to the business community as the area is considered as the oldest economical hub of Kashmir,” the amalgam said.
“Every day restrictions in downtown is a ploy to weaken (the) economy of traders and other businessmen,” it said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat expressed its concern over the health of ailing Syed Ali Geelani and prayed to Almighty for his speedy recovery.