‘Indian is destroying its pillars of democracy’
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) while condemning the worst policy of suppression and repression, perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against the younger generation in particular and the common people in general, expressed its deep concern over the deteriorating political scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued to media, Hurriyat Conference (G) regretted the brazen denial of political space and destroying the pillars of democracy with respect to human rights guaranteed by the United Nations Organization. Freedom of expression, right to get education, right to live at liberty and adopt any religion and right to travel have remained a distant dream for a resident of Jammu and kashmir which has any link with the ongoing movement for right to self-determination.
“Widespread arrests of youth at Pulwama and Shopian in the garb of conducting so-called Parliamentary Election process election and creating a war like atmosphere during the cordon and search operations, at night hours and in the broad-day-light has rendered Jammu and Kashmir a hell like place in the sub-continent,” added Hurriyat Conference (G).
Opening the flood gates of prisons in Jammu and Kashmir and incarceration of the leaders and activists of Hurriyat Conference in addition to the young students in the nook and corner of the state is the worst type of state terrorism, which has been adapted to punish the people of Kashmir for their legitimate demand of right to self-determination.
While castigating these repressive measures to test the patience of the freedom loving people of Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (G) expresses its grave concern over the worsening health conditions of all the prisoners of conscience languishing in and outside state jails. “Denial of basic amenities as per jail manual to the detenues and inhuman attitude of the jail authorities meted out with them is a grave violation of prisoners rights,” said Hurriyat.
Paying rich tributes to the exalted steadfastness of our prisoners of conscience behind the bars including Mohammad Yasin Malik, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dr. Hameed Fyaz, Dr. Shafi Shariyati, Dr. Qasim, Asia Andrabi, Fahmida Sofi, Nahida Nasreen, Dr. G. M. Bhat, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Shahid-ul-Islam, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syed Shahid Yousuf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Mushtaq Ahmad Hurrah, Bashir Kashmiri, Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Mohammad Hussain, Hilal Ahmad Beigh, Peer Mohammad Ashraf, Abdullah Nasir, Samiullah, Asadullah Parray, Mohammad Yaseen, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Ab. Gani Bhat, Sarjan Barkati, Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Advocate Zahid Ali, Tariq Ahmad Dar etc.
Hurriyat Conference (G) urged all the human rights organizations to take serious cognizance the plight of detenues of Jammu and Kashmir and use its diplomatic services to pressurize India for and early resolutions of Kashmir issue.