Kashmir turned into a big jail: JKDFP

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SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the arrest of fifteen persons by police in Arihal Pulwama during nocturnal raids, Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has said that men in uniform are harassing and intimidating people only to make them surrender.
“The Indian forces have turned Kashmir into a big jail where they barge into residential houses hence violating ones privacy rights,” party said in a statement.
“Police and forces have started calling people at their camps like it was in nineties and people are being asking unrelated and unnecessary questions thereby causing harassment among the common masses. This is a blatant violation of the fundamental rights of the people guaranteed by every civilised ideology of the world.”
JKDFP appealed the international organisations to take immediate and concrete steps to stop the men in uniform from intimidating the “freedom loving” Kashmiris.
“The repressive measures taken by government against people and the resistance leaders, is a sheer political vendetta,” the party said.
Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the Kashmiri political prisoners including its incarcerated chief Shabir Shah, JKDFP said that the common charge levelled against Kashmiri prisoners is “being part of Kashmir’s freedom struggle which is political in nature and nothing else has been proved against them”.
“Despite the fact that prisoners like Shabir Shah are representing aspirations of the majority people of the disputed region, they are denied suitable medical aid in jails,” party said. “This will not deter leaders like Shabir Shah to propagate their political faith. So New Delhi must think and act sensibly so that a way out comes to resolve the long pending Kashmir dispute according to the wishes of the people.”