SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday lashed out at government for repeatedly imposing curbs in downtown without any proper justification saying the move amounts to violation of basic democratic principles.
“Just after a single incident anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir, government wastes no time in imposing curbs in downtown and confining people to their homes without worrying for their basic rights,” a spokesperson of the amalgam said in a statement.
He said apart from curbs, the resistance leadership is placed under house arrest thus violating their right to movement. “The chairman of the amalgam Mirwaiz Umar Farooq continues to remain under house arrest since past over two weeks with the result he is not able to fulfill his religious, social and political duties.”
“This is a political vendetta aimed at creating a gap between people and the leadership,” the spokesperson said. “By resorting to these oppressive measures, the government is fulfilling its petty political interests which are part of a well planned conspiracy.”
He condemned the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza saying, “It is the height of oppression that the ailing Waza is detained and lodged in police stations every now and then on one or the other pretext without caring for his health.”
The spokesperson also condemned the killing of the resistance leader Muhammad Yusuf Nadeem by unidentified gunmen stating that such incidents are highly deplorable and those behind it can never be the well wishers of Kashmir.
He expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members and prayed for highest standards in Jannah for him.
Hurriyat also condoled the demise of aunt of amalgam leader Engineer Hilal Ahmed War and while expressing grief prayed for the departed soul and extended sympathies to the bereaved family.