SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday strongly condemned the “brutal” assault on Kashmiri students studying at Central University Mahendragarh, Haryana by fanatic goons leaving them seriously injured.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said the majority of Kashmiri students, businessmen are reeling under an insecure environment in various states of India.
He said in past, several incidents of attacks on Kashmiri students took place which forced many students to return back to Kashmir. He said it was the primary responsibility of governments of various states of India to ensure safety and security of all the students.
Meanwhile, denouncing the nocturnal raids in Soibugh area of Budgam during which dozens of youth were arrested, the spokesperson termed it the “worst form of state repression”. He said scores of houses were vandalised by government forces in the name of search operation.
“These tactics are aimed at building pressure on the people to break their resolve for which they have rendered numerous sacrifices. However, the fact remains that people are committed to the sacred movement and are continuously offering priceless (sacrifices) to take the movement to its conclusion,” he said.
The spokesperson condemned the continuous house confinement of amalgam chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and arrest of Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Waza who is lodged in police station Mattan since past three days. “It was the height of repression that even family members of Waza aren’t allowed to meet him,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has condoled the demise of the mother of chief editor daily Kashmir Times Prabodh Jamwal, who passed away in Jammu on Friday night. Mirwaiz extended his heartfelt condolences to Prabodh Jamwal and Anuradha Jamwal.
On the directions of Mirwaiz, a delegation comprising Ghulam Rasool, T R Dogra, K K Singh, Farhan Chaudhary, Javaid Ahmad Khan, and Muhammad Afzal visited the Jamwal family and expressed condolence.