Prevailing situation worrisome: Hurriyat G

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SRINAGAR: Terming the prevailing situation in J&K as worrisome and grim, Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Friday said that in presence of 7 lakh forces, SOG and police, the people are living a miserable life and are under constant threat.
“People in state are facing horrendous situations, un-proportionate military might, detentions, desecration of religious places and unabated killings,” Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said in a statement adding that the whole state is in a grip of turmoil and violence has become a daily occurrence.
Supporting the shutdown today called by the joint resistance leadership, the spokesperson said “we convey our feelings and represent people’s aspirations and their sentiments through peaceful means”.
“We will never succumb to pressure and the sacrifices laid by nation won’t go waste; we will pursue our cherished mission till it is taken to its logical conclusion,” he said.
Referring to civilian properties set ablaze by “forces” in Kakpora Pulwama, Hurriyat spokesperson said, “Killing, loot, plunder, vandalising properties of civilians and brave-hearts, and chopping fruit trees has become vulnerable and human rights bodies are not allowed to take notice of this.”
He said authorities barred amalgam chairman Syed Ali Geelani from offering Friday prayers and termed it a brazen interference in religious matters.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders and activists staged a protest demonstration at Hyderpora Srinagar against “ill treatment, vengeance, torture and denial of basic rights to detainees lodged in Tihar and other jails”, the spokesperson said.