Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) spokesman on Wednesday strongly condemned the “dictatorial and autocratic” decision of the government for confining the chairman of amalgam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house detention.
In a statement issued here, spokesman said that Mirwaiz was released just for a day after his 11 days of house confinement.
He termed the frequent house detention of Mirwaiz as a complete “political vendetta”, and an attempt to keep him away from his followers and the masses besides preventing him from carrying out his social, political and religious obligations.
He said that caging Mirwaiz at his Nigeen residence by the rulers who claim to be champions of the democracy has become a routine affair now.
He said that launching a crackdown against the resistance leadership every now and then, and placing them either under house arrest or lodging them in jails belies the tall claims of those claiming democracy being in its full swing in Kashmir.
The spokesman said, “The fact remains that the ruling regime can’t compete with the pro-freedom leadership on the political turf and instead resorts to repressive measures against the leaders and activists following Kashmir cause.”
He strongly denounced the continuous house confinement of Syed Ali Geelani at his Hyderpora residence and the arrest of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik and termed the move as “completely dictatorial and authoritarian.” He said these repressive measures were tested in the past, and “time has proved that no genuine struggle could be crushed through military might and suppression.”