Hurriyat (G) decries arrest sprees

Srinagar: Strongly decrying police atrocities and arrest spree Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Friday expressed serious concern and while lashing at state authorities for their ‘highhandedness and act of subjugation, declared this as state hooliganism’ and highly deplorable.

In a statement he said, “Such policies won’t deter us from perusing the right cause. The arrests and night raids are unjustified and people of Kashmir will resent, resist and won’t succumb to state might. We will fight till our rights are respected and restored as per aspirations of people and as assured by international community.”

While lashing at state authorities Geelani said that arrests and killing in no case will “suppress movement and we will take mission to its logical conclusion.” “Our youth are committed with right cause and they are witness to massacres, bloodshed and destruction of their properties. Their near and dear ones have been brutally killed and a large number are still untraced,” he said Syed and added that youth are neither afraid of torture, arrests and atrocities nor they are afraid of bullying.

“We can easily identify those wearing masks. They are simply stooges for repressive forces and Indian authorities. These forces have no regard for moral values and we distinguish them as an agents of destruction because they ever since favor suppressive measures,” the Hurriyat (G) chairman said and added that police arrested Mohammad Amin Sheikh and Ghulam Nabi in Baramulla and Tawheed Gunj.

“Police during night raids, resorted to bullying and used pepper gun and when family resisted against police highhandedness, Irshad Ahmad and a young student Sanober received serious injuries,” he said while challenging police action asked how a person with no allegations can be arrested and how it is legitimate to arrest father of an accused instead of son.

“Police unleashed a reign of terror and it is state terrorism. They in order to stage mange so called elections have created a grave yard silence in state,” Geelani said.

In his compassionate appeal to people of Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani stressed for poll boycott and asked that they in no case should forget suppressive policy of India against people of Kashmir. “There is only one way to do away this slavery and state of terror that we should resist every such move that suppresses our ambitions and aspirations,” he said.

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