Kashmir turned into a jail: Hurriyat (M)

Kashmir turned into a jail: Hurriyat (M)
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SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the imposition of curfew and restrictions in downtown Srinagar and Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on the fifth anniversary of Afzal Guru.
A spokesperson of the amalgam lashed out at authorities for barring people from offering Friday congregational prayers at central Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the third consecutive week and fourth time this year besides keeping the chairman of the conglomerate Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under continuous house arrest thereby preventing him from carrying out his social, political and religious obligations.
“With massive deployment of government forces, the whole Kashmir has been turned into a jail where everyone is feeling insecure. Using suppressive tactics like imposition of curfew like restrictions, arrests, putting leadership under arrest aimed at muzzling the genuine dissent in Kashmir has become a routine affair of those at the helm,” the spokesperson said. “Such oppressive tactics have never succeeded in breaking the resolve of the freedom loving people.”