Mirwaiz criticizes PDP govt for curbing religious rites

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today strongly condemned the disallowing of congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar for the sixth consecutive week as he was once again arrested when he moved out of his house arrest to march towards Aripanthan ,Beerwah to express solidarity with the people there and pay homage to the four people who were killed by the forces on Tuesday.

Earlier senior Hurriyat leader, Molana Masroor Abbas Ansari led a peaceful protest demonstration at Nawa Kadal to protest against the killings and atrocities being committed by Indian troops.

Mirwaiz said the mayhem and massacre in Aripantan where people were ruthlessly beaten houses ransacked and smashed and women abused and next day four innocent civilians killed in cold blood and many injured and the killing of another youth in Anantnag on the same day indicates that GOI has decided to continue and harden its fascist approach to deal with the people of Kashmir and their resentment.

Mirwaiz said equally gruesome and heart rendering is the ruthless thrashing of hundreds of people by forces in Khrew where a young professor was inhumanly beaten to death or the shooting in the arm of an ambulance driver taking patients to hospital. 

Mirwaiz said witnessing such painful incidents each day deepens our wounds and bleeds our hearts but it also strengthens our resolve to fight injustice and stand up for our basic right. Mirwaiz said that we as a people are going through immensely difficult times and only our resistance and our faith in it can carry us through.

Citing the Amnesty international incident which was forced to close its offices across India, Mirwaiz said this makes evident how bigoted  right wing Hindu organisations are calling the shots in India by  not allowing Indian people access to information about Kashmir and the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding here. (PTK)









Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.



Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.