SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday said despite assurances, there seems no let-up in the intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri students pursuing studies outside Jammu Kashmir.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said pursuing education is a basic right however Kashmiri students are suspected everywhere and beleaguered simply because of their Kashmiri origin.
He also condemned the unabated arrest and harassment of leaders and activists and said such methods cannot weaken the will of Hurriyat leadership and activists.
“The arrest of Ashiq Hussain Narchoor, Asif Ahmad Dada and Ashfaq Ahmad Kotwal in Anantnag is unjustified,” the spokesperson said. “Ashiq Hussain is a political worker and in no way is related to militancy while as the two detained youth are not connected to any political party.”
The said slapping PSA on pro-freedom leaders and activists has always been a tool of rulers to try and force people and leadership into submission.