Mirwaiz, Geelani barred from Friday prayers

Srinagar: The chairmen of two factions of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz mad Umar Farooq, and Syed Ali Shah Geelani were under continued house arrest for the fourth consecutive day and stopped them from offering Friday congregational prayers.

Condemning the oppressive and suppressive tactics of the government and its dictatorial policies, a Hurriyat spokesman said using brute force on unarmed civilians and flagrantly violating the basic human, political and religious rights of the people has reached at its highest in Kashmir.

He said all human rights bodies and members of international community should take notice of this situation and act effectively to end the atrocities being committed on the people of Kashmir.

However, activists of Hurriyat and JKLF held protest demonstrations at various places in the valley against the plans of the government of setting up of Sainik colonies, separate Kashmiri Pandit colonies, permanent structures for non-state subject laborers and the proposed industrial policy as anti-Kashmiri, the participants carrying banners and ply cards besides raising pro-Islam and pro-Azadi slogans protested against these plans of the government.

The spokesman said that these designs were being made to break the will of the resistance leadership and freedom-loving people of Kashmir and recalled that even the United States had to close down the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison due to the strong protest against it raised by the human rights bodies and the influential members of the international community.

Meanwhile spokesman has paid glowing tributes to the two Kashmiri youth Mehraj Ahmad Bhat of Andargam Pattan and Adil Ahmad of Brat Sopore who were martyred during a gunfight with the government forces at Kunzar Tangmarg. (PTK)


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