Hurriyat Conference (M) Friday denounced the ‘undemocratic and anti Muslim decision’ of Government to once again lock down the Central Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the second consecutive Friday and caging of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his residence barring him from offering the Friday prayers and delivering sermon at the Jamia Masjid.
According to the statement issued here, the spokesman said that once again strict curfew was imposed in downtown Srinagar turning the entire area into a military fortress by deploying police and paramilitary forces in huge numbers and causing distress to the residents of the area, who were also barred from offering obligatory Friday prayers.
The spokesman said that it is the fear of the resolve and courage of the people and leadership of Kashmir, that authorities repeatedly resort to such repressive and cowardly measures under the bogey of “maintaining Law and order.”
He said that repeatedly closing down educational institution for fear of student agitation, when last year huge concern was shown for their education, also exposes the hypocrisy and double speak of the authorities.
The spokesman also condemned the use of force on the people of Mattan, Islamabad and vandalizing their homes and property calling it shameful.
Hurriyat (M) also condemned arresting Hurriyat (M) senior leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza and lodging him in police station Islamabad, terming the frequent arrests of Waza as political vendetta and autocratic.
The spokesman said arbitrary and illegal arrests and jailing of resistance leadership activists and aides has become a norm under the ‘democratic rule of police raj’.