Police demanding ransom from parents of detained youth: Hurriyat (G)

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SRINAGAR: Casting civil and police administration for unleashing a ‘reign of terror’ in many parts of Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference led Syed Ali Shah Geelani Saturday condemned the suspension of seven government employees on the pretext of inciting violence following the killings in Handwara last week.

Lashing at SHO Sopore, Hurriyat said that the officer is terrorizing people. “He is among those whose track record is worse and inhumane,” the statement alleged. “Hurriyat Conference is anguished over the arrest of more than 30 students by the said officer and demanding ransom money from their parents is the height of terrorism.”

Hurriyat while flaying the suspension of some government officers in Kupwara said: “This is the worst manifestation of our slavery as instead of taking action against the perpetrators of five murders, so-called administration chose to sack these employees, who raised voice against the forces brutality and massacre,” a statement sent to the Press read.

“If the administration doesn’t revoke the suspension order, Hurriyat will raise its voice on this injustice and will explore strategy over it,” the statement said. “The aftermath of innocent killings is a natural reaction which every person will show when he is not allowed to live a dignified life.”

“Employees are a part and parcel of this society they wouldn’t sit silent when people get killed mercilessly,” the statement added.

The statement labelled DC Kupwara as communal. “We have received many complaints about him and we are in constant touch with the people of Kupwara and collecting the evidences against the said DC,” the statement further said.

 

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