SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference has condemned the arrest and detention of many resistance leaders, booking them under PSA and shifting them to outside valley jails, terming it as “political vendetta and sheer frustration” on part of authorities.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement issued here said that arresting Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Aasiya Andrabi, lodging her in police station and slapping PSAs on resistance leaders Sirajudin Mir and Abdur Rashid Mughloo and shifting them to Kot Bhalwal is a highly undemocratic act and deserves all forms of condemnation.
He said that slapping PSAs on pro-freedom leaders and activists have always been a tool of rulers to try and force the people and leadership into submission.
“On one hand, on a regular basis, the resistance leadership is caged either in jails or in their own homes; and on the other, ultimate forms of repression including slapping PSAs and lodging their activists in various police stations under custody for days together (is carried out),” he said.
These tactics are aimed breaking the resolve of resistance leadership and people of Kashmir, the spokesperson said. “Such moves have been tested in the past and failed to make the people of Kashmir surrender before Delhi’s military might and the state government’s policies of coercion and repression.”