SRINAGAR: Terming it a “frustration” and the “absolute authoritarian mindset of rulers”, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday condemned the “crackdown on entire resistance camp”.
Hurriyat (M) lashed out at the authorities for confining Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the chairman of the amalgam, to his house and barring him from carrying out social, religious and political responsibilities.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement issued here said that the human rights violations had touched new heights in Kashmir while as state oppression was at its peak “only to muzzle the people’s movement for right to self-determination through military might and iron-fist policy”.
“Caging the resistance leaders in their homes is nothing new, but of late such moves have gained speed to restrict the movement of pro-freedom leadership and to disallow them from raising voice against the unabated rights abuses being committed by the lakhs of forces in Kashmir,” the Hurriyat spokesperson said.
The spokesperson alleged that “the authorities want to create a graveyard-like silence in Kashmir by crushing every single voice raised against the oppression”.
The spokesperson said that owing to the continuous house detention of Hurriyat (M) chairman, a crucial review meeting of Dar-ul-Khair Mirwaiz Manzil could not materialise. He said, “A crucial meeting of members of Dar-ul-Khair was scheduled to be held at Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen, but the police didn’t allow the meeting to take place which is highly deplorable.” Dar-ul-Khair is a charity organisation, meant for helping poor, and needy.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) spokesperson strongly condemned the arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza who was headed towards Kulgam to express solidarity with the families of the recently killed in connection with the Human Rights Week. “By caging the resistance leadership, the rulers can’t break their resolve and the commitment towards the Kashmir struggle,” he added.