Mirwaiz barred from attending JRL seminar, AAC meet: Hurriyat (M)

Mirwaiz barred from attending JRL seminar, AAC meet: Hurriyat (M)
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Spokesperson terms it ‘complete highhandedness’ of authorities

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Tuesday denounced the government decision of caging its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence, terming it “complete highhandedness” of authorities.
A spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said Mirwaiz was placed under “illegal” house arrest and was allowed to attend a seminar on the plight of prisoners organised by JRL.
He was also barred from attending the Awami Action Committee (AAC) meet at Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal. This reflects the “frustration” of authorities, the spokesperson said.
He said a large contingent of government forces was deployed outside Mirwaiz Manzil Rajouri Kadal to create an atmosphere of fear and to ensure that workers don’t assemble at the venue for participation in the meeting.
“Disallowing participation of leadership in peaceful public meetings, seminars and gatherings is reflective of the iron fist policy of the government and clearly indicates the fact that there is absolutely no space for any peaceful political activity in Kashmir,” he said.
“These measures cannot cow down the leadership or the freedom loving people of Kashmir into submission,” the spokesperson said.
He also condemned the detention of senior amalgam leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza along with his colleagues and lodging them at police station Sheerbagh Anantnag.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has expressed condolence with JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik over the demise of his close relative Ghulam Ahmed Sheikh of Maisuma.
Mirwaiz prayed for highest standards in Jannah for the deceased and patience to the bereaved family members.