Hurriyat (M) Decries Mirwaiz’s House Arrest

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (m) Wednesday criticised the state administration for placing its chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest and banning his peaceful political activities terming it as dictatorial and supremacist attitude of the ruling regime.

Mirwaiz, who had to lead the ‘Kulgam March’ called by the united resistance leadership from Jamia Masjid Srinagar, was placed under house detention at his Nigeen residence by the authorities from Tuesday Feb 14 evening.

Hurriyat castigated the government for its vindictive politics and said that the government had unleashed a “reign of terror in Kulgam by committing brutal atrocities on the people, killing innocent civilians, firing pellets on protestors indiscriminately and causing severe injuries to all parts of the body including the eyes of the victims”.

The statement condemned the ruling class for not even allowing people to grieve and mourn over the loss of innocent lives and express sympathies with the victims by placing severe restrictions on the movement of the people.

The statement of the amalgam said the ruling class had torn all democratic norms and principles of humanity to shreds by banning the movement of resistance leaders and freedom-loving people in order to abort the ‘Kulgam March’ programme.

The statement said the state government had stooped too low for implementing the nefarious designs they were planning to execute in Jammu Kashmir and the arrest spree of the resistance leaders, workers and freedom-loving people was acceptance of their defeat.

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