Elections Here Forces’ Drill: Hurriyat


Srinagar: Terming parliamentary elections as force’s drill & drama,  Hurriyat Conference (G) Saturday accused the state authorities of creating scare and harassment among people.

Large contingent of forces personnel have been deployed in poll bound areas and almost all leaders and activists from resistance camp have been arrested.

A Hurriyat (G) Spokesman condemning the arrest spree and placing resistance leaders under house arrest, called it as an extreme vandalism and coercion. “This is martial law like situation”, the spokesman alleged.

Hurriyat Conference (G) said that authorities placed Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayem Ahmad Khan, Peer Saif ullah, Mohammad Altaf Shah besides hundreds others either in jail or in police stations.

Hurriyat (G) said that authorities are creating a scare in poll bound areas & police is continuously chasing youth and in night raids arresting people. It is sheer vandalism, said spokesman.

Hurriyat Conference pursues its mission through peaceful means and does not believe in coercion or bullying, said spokesman.

“Arresting leadership illustrates the frustration of administration” adding “these elections are irrelevant”.

“There are authentic & confirmed reports that contestant parties have decided to utilize services of mobile voters”, he said.

“Confirmed reports are pouring in that services of mobile voters are being utilized by contestant parties and class fourth employees including Aangan Wadi workers are forced to participate in election drama, said spokesman. Reports divulged by these employees say that administration has asked them to cooperate state machinery or face action or termination from services.”


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