SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) secretary general G N Sumji has expressed grave concern over the “horrendous” situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy deployment of forces.
In a statement, Sumji condemned the use of “brute” force against civilians in Hajin, Bandipora saying that “during nocturnal raids, dozens of political leaders and activists were subjected to humiliation, third degree torture and inhuman treatment”.
He expressed deep anguish over the “intimidating warnings served to pro-resistance political activists to face dire consequences if they do not follow their (authorities’) dictations”.
Sumji also condemned the “illegal” arrest of pro-freedom activists and leaders including Bashir Ahmad Lone, Ghulam Rasool Dar, Nazir Ahamad Ganai, Ghulam Hassan Shah, Abdul Hamid Parray, Khurshid Ahamad Hajam, Nasir Ahamad Rather, Ajaz Ahamad Lone, Mumtaz Ahamad Dar, Irshad Ahamad Dar and Mushtaq Ahamad Wani.
The Hurriyat (G) leader urged the United Nations Human Rights Commission to impress upon India to shun “human rights abuses” in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat (G) delegation led by Bashir Ahamad Andrabi visited the residence of slain teenage boy Faizan Ahmad in Ladu Pampore. The delegation expressed condolence with the bereaved family.