SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday strongly denounced the “repressive” policies of the ruling regime against the “innocent” Kashmiris, saying on one hand people are deprived of basic fundamental right to live in presence of lakhs of forces and on the other, a “reign of terror is unleashed on the people through harassment and unjustified torture”.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement strongly condemned the “acts of violence” against the common masses, saying that efforts are afoot to crush the genuine dissent through military might.
“While extending the sympathy with the families of slain civilians, a Hurriyat delegation led by Engineer Hilal Ahmed War was on way to Shopian but were stopped and taken into custody and later shifted to Central Jail which deserves highest condemnation,” the spokesperson said. “Now resistance leaders aren’t allowed to condole the killings of innocent civilians, which is an irony.”
“These repressive measures by the ruling regime can’t muzzle the genuine aspirations of neither resistance leaders nor the people,” he said and castigated government for “unleashing terror” on the people of downtown including shopkeepers by resorting to thrashing residents, shopkeepers and vandalizing the goods worth lakhs and termed it highly condemnable.
“It is because of the unbridled powers given to forces by the ruling regime that people irrespective of their age and gender are targeted,” the spokesperson said, adding, “It is because of the unnecessary deployment of forces everywhere in downtown including historic Jamia Masjid that a situation of fear is created which later leads to tension and clashes in the area.”