Hurriyat (M) denounces summoning of girls to police station in Anantnag

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Demands immediate end to this new trend started by police

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Thursday strongly denounced the summoning of women and girls to a police station in Anantnag district terming it ultimate highhandedness of the police, especially by an officer-in-charge of the district.
The APHC in a statement condemned the police officer’s move of arresting two sisters Tanfia Rasool and Sumeera Rasool and lodging the duo in police lock up.
The spokesman said, “If girls in veil refuses to come to the police station, the police officer detains their parents,” adding that this act deserves all forms of condemnations as the move amounts to worst form of “state terrorism”.
The APHC said that it was strange that “police has retrograded to summoning the girls, women and their parents to police stations as part of its duty and repressive campaign against the people of Kashmir to instill fear among the dignified people of South Kashmir and such acts won’t be tolerated”.
Hurriyat demanded immediate end to this new trend started by the police. “As if already existing repressive measures were not enough to harass and intimidate the people, police has now started a new move of summoning women and girls to police stations,” the statement said.