SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday slammed authorities over closure of educational institutions and harassment of students under the “bogey” of law and order, terming it “ridiculous”.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement criticised the chief minister for her “rhetoric” of “so-called” development, saying people are killed, caged and harassed.
“Detaining dozens of resistance activists and workers every day and lodging them in various jails illegally just for their political belief is a move to create fear among people to stop them from demanding their basic right – the right to self-determination,” he said. “These so-called rulers in Kashmir have completely failed on all fronts. On one hand, Kashmir is in the grip of lakhs of terrorising forces and on other, terror and fear has been unleashed upon people.”
The Hurriyat spokesperson said the excesses perpetrated by forces won’t deter or break their resolve and that they will continue pursuing the “pious mission of freedom”.
He termed as “state terrorism” the slapping of 5th PSA on 80-year-old pro-freedom leader Mohammad Subhan Wani, saying it is highly condemnable.
Wani is under prolonged and “unlawful” detention for a long time, he said, adding that it is quite disheartening that he is being subjected to “vengeance” by state authorities on “fake charges”.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has expressed deep grief over the demise of wife of Ghulam Mohammad Safi and extended condolence to the grieved family.
The amalgam organised a condolence meeting chaired by its general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji, its executive members including Syed Mohammad Shafi, Hakim Abdul Rashid, spokesperson Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Mohammad Shafi Lone, Peer Abdul Rashid and Mohammad Amin, The members prayed for the departed soul and forbearance to the grieved family to bear the irreparable loss.