People harassed in garb of search operations: Hurriyat

People harassed in garb of search operations: Hurriyat
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SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday said that public delegations from various areas of valley “revealed that government forces have let loose a reign of terror”.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement quoted the delegations from Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora as saying that people are harassed, tortured and threatened of dire consequences under the garb of search and cordon operations.
“In this grim situation, the life of common people has become miserable and vulnerable at the hands of massive presence of armed forces,” the spokesperson said and condemned the “excessive use of military power” against people.
“Under the pretext of search and cordon operations, common people are deliberately targeted and victimised by the men in uniform,” he added.
Hurriyat has appealed the United Nations Commission for Human Rights to take cognisance of the “gross violation of human rights” by forces in Jammu and Kashmir.