Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday denounced the imposition of curbs in majority of downtown and other areas of Srinagar.
Mirwaiz condemning the authorities led by Mehbooba Mufti of being anti-Muslim and said that they are crossing all limits of repression by creating a history of barring Friday prayers at the central Jamia Masjid for the 18th Friday this year.
Reacting sharply Mirwaiz, who was yet again placed under house arrest on Thursday evening, said that the stopping Muslims of the valley by force from offering prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid for the 18th Friday this year also so far, signifies the total disregard and indifference of the present government, ironically led by a Muslim ,towards the religious practices and sentiments of the community, in order to please its masters to stay in power and hence is breaking all records of suppression and religious repression.
Mirwaiz according to the statement issued here said that by imposing strict curbs, incarcerating and caging pro-freedom leaders and by barring people from offering prayers at the Jamia Masjid, the government can’t break the resolve of the people of Kashmir, who are committed to achieve their right to self determination and protest the inhumanities inflicted upon them in the course of their just struggle.
He said that Government of India in total defiance and disregard for basic human principles and rights of Kashmiris, has undertaken their genocide through thousands of its forces.
Mirwaiz strongly condemned the use of force to foil the protest called by the joint resistance leadership against the unabated killing of civilians use of pellet guns and other acts of repression stating that those that flaunt their democratic credentials world over, are scared of getting exposed by the public anger and resentment during protests against their brutalities.
He urged the heads of human rights bodies of the world to build pressure on New Delhi to stop rights violations in Kashmir.
Expressing satisfaction over the resolution passed in the United Nations General Assembly with regard to Jerusalem Mirwaiz said the majority vote in UNGA has proved that US president Donald Trump’s decision was unjust and discriminatory.
He said the majority vote in UNGA against him has left Trump isolated and vindicated the just cause of Palestinians.
Mirwaiz said that long pending disputes of Palestine and Kashmir are the two most crucial issues of the present times and it is the responsibility of world community especially UNGA to take concrete steps to resolve both the issues in accordance with the principles of justice and freedom and end the misiries and repression both the people are going through.
He castigated the government for re-arresting woman separatist leader Asiya Andrabi after she was released by the court stating that the move is plain political vendetta. He said it has become the habit of police to frame fictitious charges against the resistance leaders once they are acquitted by the courts.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that leaders and workers staged a protest march at Jinab Sahab (RA) Soura against the recent civilian killings which includes the brutal killing of two lactating mothers in forces firing.
The protest was led by Hurriyat youth wing president Mushtaq Sofi, and others who participated in it include Peer Ghulam Nabi, Advocate Yasir Dalal, Sahil Ahmed, Muhammad Hayat, Muhammad Yosuf Bhat, Muhammad Sidiq Hazar, Muhammad Yousuf Roshangar and others.