SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Thursday expressed serious concern over the “horrific and fearful” atmosphere created by forces and SOG personnel through “frequent night raids” on the residences of ex-militants and pro-freedom political activists and leaders.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement issued here criticised the state administration for using “muscular tactics” against innocent people.
He denounced authorities for “harassing” senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Ahad Waza and Master Ali Mohammad of Bandipora, saying, “The forces personnel deployed in Awoora Zurhama forces camp and local SOG camp harassed and intimidated inmates”.
The spokesperson also condemned the arrest of Abdul Hamid Parey, Khurshid Ahmad Hajjam, Nisar Ahmad Rather, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Mohammad Muzaffar Lone of Hajin Bandipora and Shakil Ahmad Sofi of Baramulla, saying authorities detained these activists on “fabricated” grounds.
Condemning the fresh arrest spree, Hurriyat spokesperson said, “The unlawful and unjustified detention of political workers and ex-mujahideen is a worst kind of humiliation and dishonor.”
Ruling out any possibility of surrender or compromise with its political agenda, Hurriyat in a statement said that “coercive and suppressive measures won’t force us into submission”.
“The right to self-determination is a legitimate and democratic solution to Kashmir issue. Despite repressive and suppressive measures employed by occupational forces, the movement will be taken to its logical conclusion,” it said.
Hurriyat spokesperson said the recent report of UNHRC on Kashmir serves as an eye-opener for Indian authorities. He suggested New Delhi to read writing on the wall, shun “rigidity and egoistic approach”, accept people’s verdict and ground realities in Jammu Kashmir.